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Welcome to the 'Climate Club' for COP26 - US 1st member?
The European Commission has just introduced a set of 12 proposals—calling it “Fit for 55″, that is 55% emission reduction by 2030. Some policy analysts are suggesting this will create a “climate club“— essentially an exemption from the tariff for countries that adopt climate policies commensurate with the EU’s. The US would be the most likely first member. Also, this plan is likely to become a main point of contention at the COP26 climate summit in November—and will need to survive expected legal challenges in the World Trade Organization.https://qz.com/2033448/what-t
15 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Role of Green Hydrogen in reaching net zero, with CSIRO Dr Daniel Roberts
Green hydrogen is tipped to play a major role in Australia’s shift to net zero emissions, but what exactly will that look like? What is stopping hydrogen from being a current major fuel source? How can hydrogen be used on farms? In this webinar (from Farmers for Climate Action), Dr Daniel Roberts, who leads CSIRO’s Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform (FSP) explains the essentials.This FSP plays an important role in CSIRO’s broad hydrogen RD&D program, by providing a strong scientific and technical foundation enabling a renewable energy export industry based on hydrogen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQThUBk_VAg
13 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Green Finance Goes Mainstream – a confluence of trends and people
While the Wall St Journal announces “Green Finance Goes Mainstream”, The 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis delivers the strongest-ever investor call for governments to raise their climate ambition. And, Australia’s Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) announced the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Mikula-Wright, who steps into the role with over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia. https://igcc.org.au/investor-group-on-climate-change-appoints-new-ceo-rebecca-mikula-wright/ Green Finance Goes Mainstream, Lining Up Trillions Behind Global Energy Transition - WSJ  
7 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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‘Change is Coming’ with wins Against ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell
In the last couple of weeks quite profound changes have moved climate policy in major Oil Companies' Board rooms.  ExxonMobil investors voted in two new climate-friendly directors, Chevron investors voted to require that company to slash emissions. And a few hours earlier on the same day, a Dutch court had ruled that Royal Dutch Shell needs to cut its own emissions to align with the Paris Agreement.Oil Company Defeats Raise Questions About Industry's Future | Time‘Black Wednesday’ for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry | Fossil fuels | The Guardian
13 June 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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How to offset your personal carbon footprint
Greener is a way you can connect with businesses that are taking positive climate action and then they plan trees to offset your personal carbon footprint.  This blog article is a great insight into their philosophy that for a systemic issue like climate change we need all sorts of partners to affect change.  Their app is coming soon so make sure you pop your name on the waiting list! https://www.getgreener.com/post/what-kindergarten-can-teach-us-about-saving-the-world
10 June 2021 by Katherine Leo...

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Storm water is a harvestable resource
Why do we let so much water (and pollution) simply go down the drain?Here is a video of ARI Water Solutions in action cleaning 80kg of waste from a drain on a construction site.Storm water can be filtered and harvested at source.  At the same time, this stops rubbish and pollution entering our oceans.  Local Councils and Water Authorities can save big dollars on maintenance by not having to clear blockages.  Plus this solution helps to prevent flash floods due to storm water banking up and spilling over.https://www.ariwater.com.au/
7 June 2021 by Jennifer Harr...