australia environment

warren entsch went to see the re-elected scott morrison to ask for a role in reducing plastic waste and says the pm ‘loved the idea’

Warren Entsch declares war on plastic in new Great Barrier Reef envoy role

Entsch told Guardian Australia he was inspired by the 10-year-old campaigner Molly Steer – who convinced Cairns to phase out single-use plastics – comparing her example favourably with activists who he accused of “frightening the living Jesus out of kids” to recruit school students to climate strikes.

members of the stop adani convoy

After the climate election: shellshocked green groups remain resolute

The environmental movement drew first blood on election night by helping independent Zali Steggall oust Tony Abbott but, in the end, the Coalition – which rated a miserable 4% on the Australian Conservation Foundation’s climate change scorecard – won.

a still from the environmental film island home

‘Vote for the climate’: NSW demands environmental short film’s removal from internet

Island Home features stirring imagery of Australia’s coastline, warning it will be harmed by the climate emergency, and criticises Adani for the Carmichael coalmine and Equinor’s proposal to drill the Great Australian Bight.

tea for two in one of hobart’s parks: bob brown with bob hawke in february 1983

Bob Brown: Hawke was our environmental prime minister

Bob Hawke was the environmental prime minister of Australia. His legacy includes Landcare and the listing of the Queensland’s Daintree wet tropics, Shark Bay in Western Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory, the Gondwana rainforests of the New South Wales-Queensland border region and large extensions to both the Northern Territory’s Kakadu and the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage areas.

bill shorten charges an electric car after launching labor’s climate change action plan

Coalition modelling not far off Labor’s electric vehicle target – despite criticising it

Modelling for the Morrison government’s climate policy assumes electric vehicles will make up between 25% and 50% of new car sales by 2030, a similar figure to the target set by the Labor party, which the Coalition criticised this week.

the companies reported to be ignoring the paris climate deal are worth a combined $121bn and represent 7% of the asx300 index

‘Out of line’: top Australian companies accused of undermining Paris deal

New analysis shows 22 of Australia’s largest companies are actively working to undermine the Paris agreement targets, betting shareholders’ money on strategies that assume global climate change action fails.

bill shorten is set to unveil labor’s climate change policy over the coming weeks

Labor edges away from using Kyoto credits to reach Paris target

In his strongest comments to date, the Labor leader said over the weekend he recognised that other countries had resolved not to use the accounting system that allows countries to count credits from exceeding their targets under the soon-to-be-obsolete Kyoto protocol periods against their Paris emissions reduction commitments for 2030.

tim flannery

Tim Flannery: people are shocked about climate change but they should be angry

“Bullshit baffles brains, but only temporarily and we’ve gone through a period in Australia and the US where people have been able to lie … But we’re in a different world now, a world where people are living with climate change consequences, and bullshit is no longer baffling brains, and so we are about to see a big shift.”

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