Climate change

Commission wants to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030

The European Commission proposed on September 17 to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels as a stepping stone to the 2050 climate neutrality goal. “We are doing everything in our power to keep the promise that we made to Europeans: make Europe the first climate neutral …

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To save the EU, its leaders must first focus on saving the planet

The future of Europe depends on climate action. This is the resounding message that young Europeans have delivered to their leaders over the past two years. To be sure, the wave of young climate activists across the continent, from Fridays for Future to Extinction Rebellion, is part of a global response to the climate crisis. …

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NSW and SA fires live: five million hectares burned in Australia’s bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

Labor welcomes Scott Morrison’s decision to provide additional support for volunteer firefighters on the frontline – something he has repeatedly claimed is unnecessary. It’s good that federal public servants will receive the same conditions currently enjoyed by army reservists, but many volunteer firefighters will not be assisted by this decision. Many private-sector workers, self-employed workers, …

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Climate protests break out worldwide ahead of UN summit in Madrid – National

Australians affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists kicking off a global protest Friday demanding governments act against climate change. The “global day of action” was expected to see rallies in hundreds of cities around the world, days before officials gather Monday in Madrid for talks on the issue. Janet Reynolds in Sydney said …

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The Channel 4 News Climate Debate – Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News hosts the first ever leaders’ debate on the climate crisis. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson, the Green Party’s co-leader Sian Berry and Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price will all be in the studio. Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage did not …

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Coldplay: one vital step for sorting out their carbon footprint | Rebecca Nicholson | Opinion

Coldplay fans are bereft at the prospect of being unable to see the band’s new double album Everyday Life performed out in the wild, after Chris Martin told the BBC that they would not be touring it. Instead, the band will spend the next year or two figuring out how best to put on a …

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