Delhi’s international airport aims to achieve ‘net-zero’ emissions by 2030

The airport authority plans to lower its carbon footprint by adopting pollution control systems and precautions. (File) The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi aims to achieve a net-zero carbon emission target by 2030, much ahead of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2050 target adopted by major global industries. The airport, managed by … Read more

‘Utter betrayal’: civil society groups furious at Cop26 outcome – live updates

Agreement arrived at on Saturday night made progress in some important areas but poor countries say it is not nearly enough. Follow reaction here ‘Pressure for change is building’: reactions to the Glasgow climate pact Analysis: the goal of 1.5C of climate heating is alive, but only just ‘Still on the road to hell’: what … Read more

Cop26 agreement passes after India waters down coal resolution – live updates

Many countries say that although they disagree with elements of the text, they are willing to support it Third draft of Cop26 text retains key goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C Australia accused of ‘hiding’ while opposing deal needed to limit catastrophic climate breakdown What is Cop26 and why does it matter? The complete … Read more

Australia news live update: wild weather lashes east coast, with more flooding expected today

Extinction Rebellion’s message is simple: the Cop26 climate summit was bullshit, and Australia’s contribution stunk most of all. Not only did the Morrison Government take a weak, non-binding ‘plan’ with no new policies or mandates, it also refused to sign global pledges aimed at limiting methane emissions and phasing out fossil fuel production. Instead, the … Read more

US and China announce surprise climate agreement – video

The United States and China, the world’s two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, unveiled a deal to ramp up cooperation tackling the climate crisis. US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua announced the framework agreement at the UN climate conference in Scotland. Both billed it as way to tip the summit toward success. ‘In … Read more

Australia news live update: unemployment rate jumps to 5.2%; NSW braces for widespread flooding; Morrison defends EV policy

1.48am GMT01:48 Let’s go to Nino Bucci who is following the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission happening in Victoria. Nino Bucci (@ninobucci) We’re still waiting for the public hearing to start on Adem Somyurek’s second last scheduled day of giving evidence before Ibac. Speaking of schedules, this was also supposed to be the final day of … Read more

Urban planners have critical role in decreasing carbon emissions due to construction: Dikshu C Kukreja

‘The real estate and construction industry is certainly one of the largest contributing sectors in carbon emissions around the world, especially in developing countries such as India. ‘ The “Climate Emergency” continues to represent a renewed worldwide emphasis on tackling climate change. While there is no “one solution” to the multifaceted challenges brought about by … Read more

Australia news updates live: Morrison discusses climate change and capitalism; Coalition plans to help fund carbon capture storage under fire

Victoria records 14 Covid deaths and 1,003 new cases; NSW records 216 cases and three deaths; international students to return to Victoria by the end of the year, Scott Morrison says; accused drug trafficker Mostafa Baluch captured; Labor dismisses Morrison government’s plans for $500m low emissions fund as ‘all spin and politics’ – follow all … Read more

Cop26: We have to change behaviour if we’re going to cut emissions, say health chiefs – day eight live

2.12pm GMT14:12 Oliver Holmes Scientists have warned that beyond 1.5C, some of the damage to the earth’s climate will become irreversible. The CAT analysts also found a chasm between what countries have said they will do on greenhouse gas emissions and their plans in reality. If current policies and measures are taken into account, rather … Read more

Australia news updates live: thousands of NSW students to sit HSC exams; masks to come off in Queensland this week

Another day, another pamphlet from this government. A government that, during the last election campaign, were saying electric vehicles would end the weekend, a government that had a violent opposition to the use of electric vehicles and now we would have it believe they have converted. The same government whose fuel security strategy consisted of … Read more