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Climate Joy Week #48: EU Unveils First Climate Law, Australian State of New South Wales Officially Free From Bushfires and more

Climate Joy Week #48: EU Unveils First Climate Law, Australian State of New South Wales Officially Free From Bushfires and more

Welcome to another week of our Climate Joy series, a series that features a roundup of positive climate news to inspire your fight for environmental and climate action. This news isn’t usually popularized by mainstream media which is exactly why we curate them– to ensure you get good news and not just the negative ones....

Infrastructure Can Lay the Foundations for Australia’s Net Zero Emissions Future

Infrastructure Can Lay the Foundations for Australia’s Net Zero Emissions Future

Infrastructure will play a critical role in supporting Australia’s transition to net zero emissions according to a new paper released today. Infrastructure contributes around 70% of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Issues Paper: Reshaping Infrastructure for a net zero emissions future. The paper is published in partnership by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council...

Climate Joy Week #47: Disney to Bring Plant-Based Meat to Theme Parks and Cruises, Heathrow Third Runway Ruled Illegal Over Climate Change and more

Climate Joy Week #47: Disney to Bring Plant-Based Meat to Theme Parks and Cruises, Heathrow Third Runway Ruled Illegal Over Climate Change and more

Welcome to another week of our Climate Joy series. Here is the positive news we’re celebrating this week: 1. Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons plans to drill for oil Norwegian oil giant Equinor has abandoned its plans to deepwater drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park, declaring that the controversial $200m project...

Fight for the Bight: Equinor is Finally Withdrawing From the Great Australian Bight

Fight for the Bight: Equinor is Finally Withdrawing From the Great Australian Bight

The Wilderness Society has today welcomed an announcement from Norwegian oil company Equinor that it will withdraw from its plans to undertake drilling in the Great Australian Bight. Last month, the Wilderness Society South Australia commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge Equinor’s environmental approval. Equinor is the fourth fossil fuel...

Climate Joy Week #45: Nike Releases Shoe Made of Waste, Delta’s $1bn plan to Be the First Carbon Neutral Airline and more…

Climate Joy Week #45: Nike Releases Shoe Made of Waste, Delta’s $1bn plan to Be the First Carbon Neutral Airline and more…

It’s been going on a year since we launched this series to celebrate positive environmental news and with the increase of climate anxiety, it’s needed now more than ever. So here is some good news to inspire hope and cheerfulness: 1. Nike releases ‘Space Hippie’ shoes made of waste Sportswear giant Nike has released its...

Climate Joy Week #44: SeaWorld Ends Dolphin Surfing, the Oscars Embraces Plant-Based Menu and more…

Climate Joy Week #44: SeaWorld Ends Dolphin Surfing, the Oscars Embraces Plant-Based Menu and more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy. This roundup of positive climate news also comes right before Valentine’s Day and for this reason, if you recognise and celebrate the day, here’s to a wonderful Valentine’s in advance. Now here’s the good news we’re celebrating this week: 1. SeaWorld ends dolphin surfing and related show...

Climate Joy Week #43: New French Law Stops Companies From Destroying Unsold Goods, Copenhagen Fashion Week Announces Sustainability Plan and more…

Climate Joy Week #43: New French Law Stops Companies From Destroying Unsold Goods, Copenhagen Fashion Week Announces Sustainability Plan and more…

Welcome to this week’s edition of Climate Joy. As always, this week we’ve scoured the news to bring you positive developments for the environment. From France to Borneo, we come bearing green tidings to inspire you to keep up the good climate fight. Here’s what we’re celebrating this week: 1. Landmark French law will stop unsold...

How Project ARK Are Using an Eco-Friendly Relief Drive to Help Taal Eruption Survivors

How Project ARK Are Using an Eco-Friendly Relief Drive to Help Taal Eruption Survivors

Over 50,000 families were displaced when the Taal Volcano erupted in Batangas, Philippines on January 12. Tons of volcanic ash devoured villages while a menacing plume of smoke hovered above, accompanied by rising magma and volcanic tremors stealing the homes and livelihoods of many thousands living in the surrounding area. Naturally, news about the heavy...

Climate Joy Week #42: China to Ban Single-Use Plastic in Major Cities, Spain Declares Climate Emergency

Climate Joy Week #42: China to Ban Single-Use Plastic in Major Cities, Spain Declares Climate Emergency

Another week, another round-up of positive news stories as it relates to the environment and climate action. The first month of 2020 is nearly over but it has already borne witness to some advancements in our global fight to protect our planet. So here’s what we’re celebrating this week: 1. China to ban single-use plastic in...

Wilderness Society Takes Legal Action Against Equinor’s Approval to Drill the Bight

Wilderness Society Takes Legal Action Against Equinor’s Approval to Drill the Bight

The Wilderness Society South Australia has announced that it has commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge the environmental approval recently granted by NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) to Norwegian fossil fuel company Equinor to commence oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park. The Wilderness...