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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”.

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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.

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.

‘future generations stand to inherit a greatly spoiled world,’ the pope said at a meeting at the vatican

Pope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action

Pope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations”.

public concern over the crisis is at record levels

Young people to advise UK on hitting net zero emissions by 2050

The commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions was described as “historic” by leading figures. But the UK is not yet on track to meet its 2025 and 2030 goals, so a huge transformation of energy, transport and buildings is urgently required.

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