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$1.6 billion ‘mega’ windfarm under threat over Tasmanian devil concerns
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$1.6 billion ‘mega’ windfarm under threat over Tasmanian devil concerns

A massive $1.6 billion windfarm project is under threat over a seemingly small detail that has some up in arms. A $1.6 billion “mega” windfarm project is under threat over its potential impacts to a healthy population of Tasmanian devils. The controversial project proposed for the remote, privately owned, Robbins Island in Tasmania’s far northwest...

Coal mining, oil industries among main sources of increasing air pollution in Africa – study
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Coal mining, oil industries among main sources of increasing air pollution in Africa – study

A recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience presents evidence that shows that the burning of biomass fuel for cooking, heating, and lighting, the crude oil exploitation and coal mining industries, as well as old vehicles being shipped in from Europe are causing severe deterioration of air quality in African countries. According to the article, particulate matter concentration levels in many African...

Carbon Colonialism, COP28 and the Climate Crisis
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Carbon Colonialism, COP28 and the Climate Crisis

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Dubai, UAE – More than 100,000 people have descended on the United Nations climate summit here in Dubai, making it the largest ever. The goal of COP28, the 28th annual “Conference of Parties” to the climate negotiations, is to halt catastrophic climate change. As the impacts of the climate emergency become increasingly...

“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28
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“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28

Another climate change COP has come and gone. As has become quite common by now, a complex set of intergovernmental negotiations are ultimately reduced to a fight over one particular issue. At the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, UAE (COP28), this issue was the phasing out of fossil fuels. The decision adopted in Dubai...

Trade rules and climate change: Africa stands to lose from proposed WTO policy tools
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Trade rules and climate change: Africa stands to lose from proposed WTO policy tools

The World Trade Organisation launched its Trade Policy Tools for Climate Action during the COP28 conference. International economic law expert Olabisi D. Akinkugbe discusses whether the new Trade Policy Tools benefit Africa. What are the WTO’s new Trade Policy Tools? The new tools offer opportunities for countries to mitigate the climate change effect of their trade practices....

To save the climate, change the game for petrostates
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To save the climate, change the game for petrostates

Future negotiations should focus more on reshaping incentives for oil and gas producing countries, and less on fulminating at their villainy. Daniel Litvin is the founder of Critical Resource and a visiting senior fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE. He is the author of “Empires of Profit: Commerce, Conquest and Corporate Responsibility.” He...

COP28 draft agreement drops phaseout of fossil fuels
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COP28 draft agreement drops phaseout of fossil fuels

A draft agreement from the UN’s COP28 climate summit has dropped references to the phaseout of fossil fuels, triggering a backlash from countries that accuse Saudi Arabia and other petrostates of thwarting efforts to tackle global warming.The document, which will have to be agreed on by almost 200 countries at the summit in Dubai, sets...