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australia is facing challenges from the rise of asia, rapid technological change, climate change and the environment, changing demographics, declining trust in institutions and business, and strains on social cohesion

Call to arms: how can Australia avoid a slow and painful decline

That is the conclusion of a major report bringing together the thinking of more than 50 leaders in business, academia, NGOs and the community sector, working with the CSIRO to model alternative futures for Australia. The report is described as a “clarion call” for the nation.

the coalition has told china it ‘is supporting low and zero emissions transport options in a number of ways’

Australia quizzed by EU and China on whether it can meet 2030 Paris climate target

It has asked whether Australia considers its emissions profile, which has seen pollution rise since the repeal of the carbon price, to be “on a structural path of decrease in line with its commitments”. It has also flagged fossil fuel exports and asked whether they are sustainable “in the context of Paris agreement”.

eviation’s nine-seater alice plane, made with magnix engines

Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Faced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to a future run on electricity rather than fossil fuels.

a liquified natural gas carrier ship off the coast of trinidad and tobago

In-depth: BP data reveals record CO2 emissions in 2018 driven by surging use of gas

Gas was the largest driver of energy-use growth in 2018, responsible for more than 40% of the increase. This, along with increased use of oil and coal, led to global CO2 emissions rising by 2% in 2018, the largest year-on-year increase in seven years.

john delaney talks with voters in tilton, new hampshire

2020 candidate John Delaney pitches vastly unusual climate change plan

The first three Democratic presidential candidates to declare their plans to tackle the climate crisis are focusing on setting deadlines to neutralize US pollution. But one Democrat is proposing something vastly different. Environmental advocates are likely to find it unacceptable, but some experts say it might be necessary.

jay inslee’s climate change plan echoes progressives’ green new deal

Eight million jobs, $9tn in spending: Jay Inslee’s radical plan to tackle climate change

Inslee’s 38-page document is focused on creating jobs. It outlines a $9tn investment over 10 years and seeks to create 8m jobs aimed at decarbonizing the economy. In an earlier plan, he vowed to make the US carbon neutral by 2045.

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