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WRI -9 hours ago

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintTo feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, we need large-scale reductions in food loss and waste. Photo: iStock How can the world nutritiously feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, in a way that supports rural development and tackles climate change? This is one of the great challenges of the first half of this century. The World Resour...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Timber industry to help meet house building targets in UK

A report launched in the UK by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG), highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for house building whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Source: Timberbiz The report argues that using timber in construction is key to meeting emissions targets and urges the Gove...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Vic Labor fiddles while forests burn

Australia’s professional body for forest scientists, forest managers and forest growers, the Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers has condemned the Andrews Government decision to end native forestry in Victoria as ‘short-sighted.’ Source: Timberbiz At the very time that foresters and fire fighters are fighting horrendous fires along the east coast of Aust...

timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at odds with Labor policy

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres across the state. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Associati...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Australia's climate response among the worst in the G20, report finds

Brown to Green report highlights Australia’s poor response on deforestation, transport, energy supply and carbon pricingAustralia’s response to climate change is one of the worst in the G20 with a lack of policy, reliance on fossil fuels and rising emissions leaving the country exposed “economically, politically and environmentally”, according to a new international report.Australia’s pr...

CBD -2 days ago

Expedition to Peru captures climate history trapped in ice-before it is gone

From the summit of Huascarán, the highest mountain in Earth's tropics, the valleys of the western Andes look placid and peaceful-calming, even. The signs of climate change-of the melting glaciers throughout the Andes, of the changes to the local villages' water supplies-are not immediately evident....

CBD -2 days ago

Created micro-climate of biodiversity that is secure from climate change: Manoj Kumar

Several recent research studies and assessments by the United Nations have underlined that runaway climate change is increasing hunger and inequality. A UN special rapporteur has warned of "climate apartheid" due to widespread displacement and hunger. In an interview to Hindustan Times, Manoj Kumar, a corporate banker-turned-social entrepreneur, talks about how the world could address both poverty...

CBD -2 days ago

The Intergenerational Ethics of Climate Change

A decade ago, Professor Stephen Gardiner published his pathbreaking A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Global Environmental Tragedy. Gardiner anticipated the central issue raised today by the climate strikers: that the environmental damage caused by climate change we've created will be greater in the future than it is today....

CBD -2 days ago

Talking about climate change is the right thing to do by bushfire victims

In a week when all Australians are concerned for the lives and property of residents and firefighters in NSW and Queensland, who continue to face the threat of catastrophic bushfires, climate change must be part of the discussion....

CBD -2 days ago

Climate change: British Airways reviews 'fuel-tankering' over climate concerns

British Airways has launched a review into a money-saving practice which increases its greenhouse gas emissions. It follows a BBC investigation exposing "fuel tankering" by airlines - in which planes are filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at destination airports....

CBD -2 days ago

What are the links between climate change and bushfires? - explainer

The link between rising greenhouse gas emissions and increased bushfire risk is complex but, according to major science agencies, clear. Climate change does not create bushfires but it can and does make them worse. A number of factors contribute to bushfire risk, including temperature, fuel load, dryness, wind speed and humidity....

CBD -2 days ago

A little humour might help with climate change gloom

Climate news can be depressing. What if we used humour to introduce climate change issues while allowing young people to remain politically engaged?...

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