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inger andersen at the march un environment assembly

As voices for the planet grow louder, UN Environment must respond

People from all corners of the world are demanding a fundamental redesign of how we – as individuals and as a society – interact with the planet. There is a clear understanding that we must live within the limits of our natural world. In response, we are seeing humanity’s astonishing capacity for innovation and imagination turn towards finding solutions.

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”.

on every continent reporters have been attacked for investigating concerns about environmental damage

Environment reporters facing harassment and murder, study finds

On every continent reporters have been attacked for investigating concerns about abuses related to the impact of corporate and political interests scrambling to extract wealth from the earth’s remaining natural resources.

ultimate emissions goal

Which countries have a net zero carbon goal

An increasing number of governments are translating that into national strategy, setting out visions of a carbon-free future. Is it enough? Of course not. But it is becoming the benchmark for leadership on the world stage.

flooding in the tana river area of kenya in 2018, when 60,000 people were forced to move home

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods

New research says the continent will experience many extreme outbreaks of intense rainfall over the next 80 years. These could trigger devastating floods, storms and disruption of farming. In addition, these events are likely to be interspersed with more crippling droughts during the growing season and these could also damage crop and food production.

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