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‘Up for shifting’: Greens seek guarantee 43 per cent emissions reduction target is a floor

‘Up for shifting’: Greens seek guarantee 43 per cent emissions reduction target is a floor

Adam Bandt signalled his party was open to backing Labor’s 2030 emissions reduction bill, as Opposition Leader Peter Dutton confirmed the Coalition would oppose it.

  • by Lisa Visentin

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Emissions reduction target for opposition ‘serious about climate change’

Emissions reduction target for opposition ‘serious about climate change’

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said he would legislate a 50 per cent emissions reduction target by 2030 if elected in November.

  • by Rachel Eddie
Albanese’s 2030 emissions target rejected by climate experts

Albanese’s 2030 emissions target rejected by climate experts

The government’s emissions reduction goals are consistent with international action that would deliver more than 2 degrees of global warming.

  • by Mike Foley and Lisa Visentin
Hiding in plain sight: Scientists discover an extra 76,000 hectares of mangroves in WA

Hiding in plain sight: Scientists discover an extra 76,000 hectares of mangroves in WA

Despite access to satellite technology for decades, we are only now getting an idea of the true extent of the North West’s mangrove system.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
From ‘magic’ grass to roads and schools, China is everywhere in Fiji

From ‘magic’ grass to roads and schools, China is everywhere in Fiji

Beijing’s deep pockets are making a big difference to the life of some Fijians, but not always for the better.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Tim Vula
Albanese declares ‘climate emergency’ as Pacific leaders tell Australia to do more

Albanese declares ‘climate emergency’ as Pacific leaders tell Australia to do more

The emissions targets agreed on by Pacific leaders to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees will put pressure on Australia to lift its climate change ambition.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Labor’s plan to cut carbon pollution faces major integrity test

Labor’s plan to cut carbon pollution faces major integrity test

The government’s plan to allow companies buy carbon offsets for protecting trees is being questioned by the expert who set up the rules of a $4.5 billion fund.

  • by Mike Foley
Why this Spanish energy tycoon is Australia’s fortune teller
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Why this Spanish energy tycoon is Australia’s fortune teller

José Manuel Entrecanales is putting his money where his mouth is – and that includes in Australia’s vast renewable energy bounty.

  • by David Crowe
Greens slam Labor climate bill as government digs on 43 per cent ‘mandate’

Greens slam Labor climate bill as government digs on 43 per cent ‘mandate’

Greens leader Adam Bandt said that “if you’re going to legislate targets then they should be Dutton-proof”.

  • by James Massola and Mike Foley
‘This place will crack’: Centuries-old graves threatened by the sea

‘This place will crack’: Centuries-old graves threatened by the sea

Five generations of families are buried in Sigatoka, Fiji. This week the ocean lapped the shore with the threat of economic and environmental destruction.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Tim Vula
Crossbench says parliament rule could gag them during climate debate

Crossbench says parliament rule could gag them during climate debate

New MPs cannot contribute to debate until they have given their “first speech”, so independent MPs are asking to be prioritised in order to debate climate and other policy.

  • by Katina Curtis and James Massola