Big-business greenwash or a climate saviour? Carbon offsets raise tricky moral questions

Christian Barry, Australian National University and Garrett Cullity, Australian National University Massive protests unfolded in Glasgow outside the United Nations climate summit last week, with some activists denouncing a proposal to expand the use of a controversial climate action measure to meet net-zero targets: carbon offsetting. Offsetting refers to reducing emissions or removing carbon dioxide

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Medibank’s 2021 Sustainability Report

Medibank’s strategic pillars are focus on customers and people, grow core business and transform into a health company with values of customers first, show heart, one team and own it, do it.    Medibank supports the UN Sustainability Goals and specifically SDG 3 (Good Health & Well Being), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 8 (Decent

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How to cut emissions from transport: ban fossil fuel cars, electrify transport and get people walking and cycling

Fiona Goodall/Getty Images Robert McLachlan, Massey University The Climate Change Commission’s draft advice on how to decarbonise New Zealand’s economy is refreshing, particularly as it calls on the government to start phasing out fossil fuels instead of relying on offsets and carbon trading. Until now, New Zealand has relied heavily on its Emissions Trading Scheme,

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Mr Morrison, please don’t make empty promises: enshrine our climate targets in law

James Ross/AAP Tim Stephens, University of Sydney In the lead-up to this year’s United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the Morrison government is inching towards adopting a net-zero emissions target for 2050. If Prime Minister Scott Morrison can resist internal party pressure to exempt some sectors from the commitment, the target would be welcome. It

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