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Australia and COVID Zero: What Was The Long-Term Plan?

By Bambam
Five years or so ago I remember it was a popular social media poll question in this country to ask where one would live if they could not live in the US.  I remember that Australia and New Zealand were often near the top of the lists.  Which leads me to ask today — would […]

Global framework on Biodiversity – Australian statement on the Convention on Biodiversity 2030 target

By Bambam

Australia’s statement on the Convention on Biodiversity Plenary 24 Aug – Open-ended Working Group 3 on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The Conference of the Parties (COP15) for the Convention on Biodiversity is coming up early next year. I haven’t seen any local news on this…I’d like to highlight this part of the statement in particular:"Australia welcomes a global target for the

Australia: Carbon Capture and Storage | Honest Government Ad

By Bambam

The Juice Media latest Honest Government Ad on Carbon Capture and storage.Great dissection of one of the Australian Government Technology Investment Roadmap ‘solutions’ for climate change that actually results in little climate mitigation while it continues to enrich the Fossil Fuel mining companies.See the recent post Carbon Capture & Storage Failure | Spin Bin with Angus Taylor (August 2021)

Australia Under Increasing Pressure in Leadup to Glasgow UN Climate Conference | Richie Merzian

By Bambam

Via the Australia Institute:The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Where is Australia positioned? With a neglectful approach towards the short term (2030)

Australia’s deception about its LULUCF forestry

By Bambam

Australia makes use of Land Use, Land Use change and Forestry (LULUCF) credits as part of its national emissions profile while most countries do not include this area of emissions. We have done this since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol Agreement when we threatened to wreck the agreement if these emissions weren’t included. Subsequently a clause to allow counting of these emissions was included, and it

Carbon Capture & Storage Failure | Spin Bin with Angus Taylor

By Bambam

Demystifying Carbon Capture and storage as advocated by Australia Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor. Decoding the spin with The Australia Institute Polly Hemming and Richie Merzian.Despite billions in taxpayer funding over many years, carbon capture and storage has continued to fail every target set for it. However, that hasn’t stopped the fossil fuel industry, and Minister Angus Taylor