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Gore praises Obama ahead of Australia climate change training drive

By Thu, Jun 05, 2014 12:16PM UTC 4 Comments The Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore (Photo: CRP)

Former US Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to visit Australia this month to lead a climate leadership training drive, shortly after US President Barack Obama’s historic announcement early this week directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate massive cuts on dirty carbon emissions. The 25th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training program will kick off on June 25-27 in Melbourne...

US economist launches clean energy mission in Australia

By Wed, May 21, 2014 8:35PM UTC Comments Off Professor Jeffrey Sachs leads the Launch of How Australia can Thrive in a Carbon World in Melbourne. (Photo: Rowena Dela Rosa Yoon)

While the global community is stepping up plans and actions to respond to climate change, Australia is responding otherwise. Under the current political leadership, Australia’s attitude towards global cooperation has been recalcitrant....

New MSc Environment, Politics and Development

By Wed, Mar 26, 2014 12:44AM UTC Comments Off Northern Thailand

  SOAS, University of London launches an exciting new MSc programme in Environment, Politics and Development. Taught by leading political ecologists, the MSc offers a critical analysis of key contemporary issues including water, forestry, climate, fisheries, agricultural production, biodiversity, conflicts and energy supply. The programme explores challenging questions, including: • How does the environment intersect...

UN says 2013 ‘extreme events’ due to warming earth

By Tue, Mar 25, 2014 10:29AM UTC Comments Off Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk through the ruins in the streets of Tacloban in November last year. Pic: AP.

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency blames human impact on the global climate for much of last year's extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia and the Pacific region and in Europe. The World Meteorological Organization's annual assessment says 2013 was the sixth-warmest year on record. Thirteen of the 14 warmest years have occurred in the 21st century....

Australia’s carbon tax repeal faces major hurdle

By Mon, Mar 03, 2014 5:56PM UTC Comments Off Australia's carbon tax puts price on industrial carbon emissions.

When Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott won the election last year his priority agenda included the repeal of the carbon tax laws put in place by the previous government. Following his oath-taking, he wasted no time abolishing the Australian Climate Council. Climate-related projects introduced by the Labor Government were scheduled to be scrapped shortly after. On Monday, his Government’s...

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