Category Archives: COP UNFCCC

Anna Skarbek, Monash University 11 November 2015: Last week 12 Australian companies committed to strong measures to tackle climate change at the Australian Climate Leadership Summit in Sydney. Many of these companies are household names, including the National Australia Bank, Westpac, AGL and Origin. The announcement followed the peak bodies’ statement in June.
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16 June 2015: As global pressure builds and the government considers its post 2020 climate targets this week, a diverse and unprecedented alliance of more than 50 civil society groups are calling on parliamentarians to commit to zero carbon pollution in Australia by 2050 at the latest. In an open letter released today, the groups state.
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Progress at the Lima climate summit puts the spotlight back on the post 2020 emission reduction target which Australia will develop early next year, and highlights that science and a broader view of Australia’s national interest must be considered, The Climate Institute said today. “Australia will make new post-2020 international climate commitment early next year,” said.
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