Fortescue – climate change – net zero operational emissions by 2040

Fortescue has announced, for itself, an emissions reduction goal of net zero operational emissions by 2040 underpinned by a pathway to decarbonisation, including the reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions from Existing Operations by 26 per cent from 2020 levels, by 2030. Further information on its approach can be found at https://www.fmgl.com.au/workingresponsibly/climate-change-and-energy    

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Downer – Sustainability Linked Loan and position on Climate change.

On 4 December 2020, Downer’s case study noted that it had completed Australia’s largest Sustainability Linked loan in 2020.    More information can be found at:  https://www.downergroup.com/downer-completes-australias-largest-sustainab An outline of Downer’s position on climate change can be found at https://www.downergroup.com/climate-change-faq Downer commits to the decarbonisation  of its absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by

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Aren’t we in a drought? The Australian black coal industry uses enough water for over 5 million people

Ian Overton, University of Adelaide Water is a highly contested resource in this long, oppressive drought, and the coal industry is one of Australia’s biggest water users. Research released today, funded by the Australian Conservation Foundation, has identified how much water coal mining and coal-fired power stations actually use in New South Wales and Queensland.

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COVID-19 is an opportunity to reset our environmental future

Dr Laura Schuijers You may have seen some of the discussions around environmental silver linings to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The overall environmental narrative is inconsistent, as policy and energy experts express differing opinions over how to interpret what’s happened so far. Certainly, there have already been short-term benefits. We are seeing short-term benefits as

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