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Australian Climate Leaders Coalition
The Australian Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) is a group of cross-sectoral Australian corporate CEOs supporting the Paris Agreement commitments and setting public decarbonisation targets. Its purpose is to provide a common voice on why big business is seeing decarbonisation as a way to ensure long term economic sustainability – and how they can have an impact and realise competitive advantage through early action in an apolitical and non-confrontational manner.The CLC is action orientated and provides an open, confidential and authentic forum for CEOs to share the challenges of their decarbonisation journeys....MOREhttps://www.climateleaders.org.au/about/
28 November 2022 by Maria MacNama...

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Climate Tech Festival 2022
Climate tech has a critical role to play. Australia has a strong industry and has the opportunity to be a world leader. This festival brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, customers and supporters to build the solutions the world needs.Find out why climate tech is the most important sector in the startup world. Why investment is flowing 5x faster than any other industry. Learn about the innovative ways these founders are solving the biggest challenge of our time.‍DETAILSDec 7, 2022, 12-8pmAustralian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, SydneyTO BOOKhttps://events.humanitix.com/climate-tech-festival
28 November 2022 by Maria MacNama...

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COP27 - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
The Good: Loss and damage gets a dedicated fundThe Bad: No sunset for oil and gas with a pushback from Saudi Arabia and other major oil and gas exporters - can this be resolved in Dubai at COP28???However: China’s top climate diplomat Xie Zhenhua announced that his country, the world’s top methane emitter, is cooking up a national strategy for curbing methane emissions - this is a significant step.The Ugly: News from CSIRO saying we have already reached 1.47deg warmingAnd Maybe: COP31 in Australia - and we'll be over 1.5deg by then?https://qz.com/emails/cop27/1849803425/cop27-the-good-the-bad-and-the-vaguely 
24 November 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Could volcanic rocks help cool the earth?
Basalt is the most common volcanic rock on the planet. A new geoengineering study has considered the impacts of adding basalt to large expanses of soil so that the natural process of carbon sequestration (CCS) can be sped up significantly. Other benefits are increased crop yields, better drought resilient soils, reduction in acidity (especially in the oceans from run-off), additional revenue streams for farmers (carbon credits) and scalability at costs competitive with other CCS tactics (other than re-forestation - which isn't possible at scale in all soil types/locations).https://physicsworld.com/a/sprinkling-basalt-over-soil-could-remove-huge-amounts-of-carbon-dioxide-from-the-atmosphere/
20 November 2022 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Can China decarbonise its dirty steel industry by 2030?
At COP27, various stakeholders have deliberated on ways to accelerate the decarbonisation of the carbon-heavy steel industry - currently contributing 8% of world carbon emissions. In response, China’s steel efforts aim to turn around its 'dirty' industry via a range of measures, including new steel furnace technology, hydrogen direct reduced iron and scrapped steel regeneration. China produces over 1/2 the world's total of crude steel.A recently published plan states the country will “upgrade over 80% of steel production capacity” to slash carbon emissions and aim to push down overall energy consumption per tonne of steel:  https://climatetracker.org/can-china-decarbonise-its-dirty-steel-industry-by-2030/
18 November 2022 by Jeremy Wright
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COP27 & G20 Summit - what news for the Climate?
The two biggest climate announcements this week have come from the G20 summit in Bali, not COP27. The US and China agree to re-start climate discussions and the US is expected to announce a $15 billion package for Indonesia to cut its reliance on coal. As for COP 27 - it has been marked by unresolved agreements. It should be aiming for: 1. keeping the 1.5°C target alive, 2. a robust Global Adaptation Goal, 3. catering for loss and damage funding (see article) and 4. the transformation of the world financial system. Watch this space...https://www.reuters.com/business/cop/biden-xi-climate-cooperation-energize-cop27-negotiations-2022-11-14/ 
16 November 2022 by Jeremy Wright