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The Trucking Industry Has Begun to Turn Electric — But Passenger Vehicles Will Take a Little Longer

The Trucking Industry Has Begun to Turn Electric — But Passenger Vehicles Will Take a Little Longer

Australia’s trucking industry is making moves to go electric. The latest development — a system for using swappable batteries instead of time-consuming recharge stations for long-haul trucks between Sydney and Brisbane — shows how this transition is gathering momentum. There will be clear socio-economic, environmental and health-related benefits from the switch to electric trucks —...

Experts Call for Effective Action to Decarbonise Aviation Ahead of COP26

Experts Call for Effective Action to Decarbonise Aviation Ahead of COP26

As momentum builds towards the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November – also known as COP26 – experts are calling for effective action to decarbonise the aviation sector. According to Harold Goodwin, Responsible Tourism Advisor of leading global event organiser for the travel industry, WTM, “delaying real emission reductions is irresponsible.” Air travel is responsible for...

Social Media Giants Have Finally Confronted Trump’s Lies. But Why Wait Until There Was a Riot in the Capitol?

Social Media Giants Have Finally Confronted Trump’s Lies. But Why Wait Until There Was a Riot in the Capitol?

After the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has permanently suspended his account, which had 88.7 million followers, citing “risk of further incitement of violence”. After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due...

Net-Zero Emissions: The Countries and Corporations Working Towards Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Net-Zero Emissions: The Countries and Corporations Working Towards Carbon Neutrality by 2050

We have a problem. Earth is getting warmer. 2019 was the second hottest year on record at 1.15 degrees Celsius above the planet’s pre-industrial average. While the temperature change might seem small to most people, it takes one small increase in global temperature to have a great impact on living beings and ecosystems on earth.  Look at...

Western Australia Introduces Country’s Most Comprehensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Western Australia Introduces Country’s Most Comprehensive Ban on Single-Use Plastics

On Sunday, the Western Australian government’s comprehensive plan to ban single-use plastics was announced. This plan comes on the feedback of a recent discussion paper on disposable plastics that indicated 98% community support for the government to take action to reduce the impacts of single-use plastics. According to the paper, in 2018–19, a total of 3.4...

China Just Stunned the World With Its Step-up on Climate Action – and the Implications for Australia May Be Huge

China Just Stunned the World With Its Step-up on Climate Action – and the Implications for Australia May Be Huge

China’s President Xi Jinping surprised the global community recently by committing his country to net-zero emissions by 2060. Prior to this announcement, the prospect of becoming “carbon neutral” barely rated a mention in China’s national policies. China currently accounts for about 28% of global carbon emissions – double the US contribution and three times the...

Climate Protests Hit Insurance Giant Lloyd’s of London Headquarters Ahead of #StopAdani Online Rally

Climate Protests Hit Insurance Giant Lloyd’s of London Headquarters Ahead of #StopAdani Online Rally

Climate activists from grassroots campaigns #StopAdani and Insure our Future have gathered at the London headquarters of insurance giant Lloyd’s of London and delivered two giant postcards – one from the Pacific Climate Warriors and one from the global #StopAdani movement – calling on the insurance company to align its policies to the Paris Agreement...

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd Launches Petition for a Murdoch Media Royal Commission

Earlier today, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launched a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the “abuse of media monopoly in Australia” and focussing specifically on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire– News Corp. In a video release, Rudd explains the petition also aims to make recommendations “for media diversity ownership for the future lifeblood of...

Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020

Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020

Climate Week 2020 was held last week, from September 21st until the 27th. There were over 350 live and virtual events held across New York and all over the world that aimed to explore lessons that we could learn in our battle against climate change. Ten overarching themes guided the discussions, seminars, and exhibitions during...

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

Every government school in Victoria will now provide students free pads and tampons in a bid to to reduce shame and embarrassment around periods for girls and ease the cost of living on families. An Australian first, the $20.7 million initiative will be rolled out to more than 1500 government schools across Victoria. The menstrual...