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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No point complaining about it, Australia will face carbon levies unless it changes course

John Quiggin, The University of Queensland Reports that Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is considering calling for carbon border levies at the G7 summit to be held in London in June have produced a predictable reaction from the Australian government. The levies would impose tariffs on carbon-intensive goods from countries such as Australia that haven’t

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Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy

Shutterstock Mark Maund, University of Newcastle; Kim Maund, University of Newcastle; Marcus Jefferies, University of Newcastle, and SueAnne Ware, University of Newcastle In cities around the world, temperatures could rise by more than 4℃ by 2100 under a high-emissions climate change scenario, suggests research published this week in Nature Climate Change. It comes as the

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Security of employment still remains key for many.

Notwithstanding the changing nature of the workplace and workforce, secure employment remains a key focus for many.  Whilst organisations need to embrace the change in workplace and workforce structures, organisations can still do so in a manner that recognises the value of employment and training for every individual.   Organisations should at all times avoid constructing

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