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despite broad public concern about rising drought and bushfire risk, australia's government has failed to bring emissions down

Australia stops payments to Green Climate Fund

Australia will stop contributions to the UN’s major fund for battling climate change this year, according to government budget papers released on Tuesday. With a federal election looming, the government followed up on prime minister Scott Morrison’s threat not to “tip money into that big climate fund”.

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Greens blast key part of Labor’s climate policy as ‘fake action’

The Greens are positioning to torpedo a key element of Labor’s new climate policy in the event Bill Shorten wins the federal election in May, telegraphing strong opposition to heavy polluters using international permits to meet their emissions reduction targets.

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‘Woefully dirty’: government accused over Australia’s failure to cut vehicle emissions

The office of the transport minister, Michael McCormack, said the government had not made a decision on “how or when” standards to cut carbon pollution from vehicles might be implemented.

australia is the only developed country that allows climate funding to go to coal plants

Questions raised over how $1bn of emissions funding have been allocated

Scott Morrison recently announced the Coalition would inject another $2bn into the emissions reduction fund – the Tony Abbott-era “direct action” policy that pays farmers and businesses from the budget to reduce greenhouse gas – but serious questions have emerged about $1bn already allocated.

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Scott Morrison rejects Joyce’s ‘hypothetical’ call for greater coal-fired power

On Monday, Joyce demanded the Coalition commit to taxpayer support for a new coal-fired power station, dismissing concerns the plan would harm the government by noting the Nationals are “not married” to the Liberal party.

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Scott Morrison pledges $56m for Tasmanian interconnector in climate policy reboot

The prime minister confirmed on Monday the government would spend $56m in an effort to progress a new 1,200MW interconnector as part of Tasmania’s “battery of the nation” project and he also sent a strong hint he will back Malcolm Turnbull’s pet project, adding 2,000MW of new generation capacity at Snowy Hydro.

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Australia’s authority in Pacific ‘being eroded by refusal to address climate change’

Top climate scientist says leaders disenchanted with Australia’s promotion of coal and slowing down action on meeting Paris targets — Australia’s regional authority and influence is being eroded by its refusal to address the threat climate change poses to many of its Pacific neighbours, according to a pre-eminent climate scientist. As part of the Pacific …

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Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee

Exclusive: Television ads in Victoria and Queensland aim to get state governments to veto Turnbull’s set piece policy — The Queensland and Victorian governments will be hit with a new television advertising campaign in an effort to persuade them to torpedo the national energy guarantee at a critical meeting in early August. The activist group …

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