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federal energy minister angus taylor claims the government has a mandate on its climate policies

Angus Taylor calls for Labor to submit to Coalition on emissions target

The energy and emissions reduction minister was referring to the Coalition’s 26%-28% emissions reduction target, a policy much less ambitious than the 45% target Labor took to the election and one that is not aligned with the ultimate aim of the Paris agreement, which is to limit global heating to no more than 2°C.

warming temperatures put 26 species at risk in the great dividing range

Climate change threatens 26 native species in Great Dividing Range, study finds

More than 20 native animals would disappear from the Great Dividing Range before the end of the century if global emissions continue at business as usual rates, according to new analysis by Australian researchers.

an australia institute analysis found higher climate targets had, at most, ‘a very small impact on gdp growth compared to no action’

Climate modelling used to attack Labor policies a ‘complete outlier’, analysis finds

Modelling by BAEconomics that has been used to attack Labor’s climate policies is a “complete outlier” according to an analysis of more than 20 other recent modelling exercises on the effect of higher climate targets on the economy and electricity sector.

torres strait islanders worried about climate change are set to lodge a complaint with the un human rights committee against the australian government

Torres Strait Islanders take climate change complaint to the United Nations

A group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia will on Monday lodge a complaint with the United Nations human rights committee against the Australian government, alleging climate inaction.

former labor environment minister peter garrett said if bill shorten wins the 18 may australian federal election he should declare a climate emergency and call for bipartisan action to address global warming

Peter Garrett urges Bill Shorten to declare climate emergency if Labor wins

The former environment minister Peter Garrett has urged an incoming Labor government to convene a climate emergency summit to plot a transition to zero carbon, and create a super department aligned to Treasury, like the Department of Post War Reconstruction after the second world war, to implement the transition.

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