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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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Budget 2019: Coalition cuts climate solutions fund by $70m a year

The $2bn promised for Australia’s greenhouse gas abatement projects will be spread over 15 years, not 10, Tuesday’s budget revealed. The Coalition plans to spend its $2bn “climate solutions fund” over 15 years, not 10, as promised when it unveiled the rebadged emissions reduction policy in February.

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Australia signs declaration saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific

Leaders of Pacific Forum Island countries call on United States to return to Paris agreement on climate change — Climate change is the single greatest security threat to the Pacific, and all countries must meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, the 18 countries of the Pacific Islands Forum said on Wednesday. The first …

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Australia will honour Paris climate agreement, Simon Birmingham says

Trade minister fails to name mechanism for emissions reduction as energy policy looms as key issue in Wentworth by election — The trade minister, Simon Birmingham, has claimed Australia will honour its Paris climate agreement commitments but failed to name a mechanism for emissions reduction in government policy. In the wake of the Coalition government …

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Australia energy plan may breach Paris climate commitments

Government says it will lock in electricity emissions targets until 2024, undermining an international commitment to revisit its Paris target in 2023 — An Australian government plan to lock in electricity emissions targets may breach a key commitment to the Paris Agreement.   A paper on the national energy guarantee circulated to state ministers on …

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