Drier,hotter,wetter:CSIRO,BoM confirm Australia’s weather to get even worse

Drier,hotter,wetter:CSIRO,BoM confirm Australia’s weather to get even worse

The State of the Climate report contains dire warnings for Australia,with more droughts,heatwaves and bushfires on the cards,studded with heavier bursts of flooding rain.

  • byMike Foley

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Australia’s ‘advanced’ plan to host COP prompts bidders to pull out

Australia’s ‘advanced’ plan to host COP prompts bidders to pull out

Australia’s bid to host the 2026 climate talks with Pacific Nations is looking strong but it will now also have Turkey to beat.

  • byNick O'Malley
Developed or developing? China question divides COP27

Developed or developing? China question divides COP27

Chris Bowen met with his China counterpart in Egypt for the first ministerial level meeting between Australia and China in five years. Negotiations dragged into the night.

  • byNick O'Malley
Fairness and finance:At COP27,Australia stands in the middle of tense climate talks
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Fairness and finance:At COP27,Australia stands in the middle of tense climate talks

There is a brutal and simple dynamic at play here in Sharm el-Sheikh at the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties.

  • byNick O'Malley
Winds of change:While in Egypt,Bowen backs Australian offshore wind

Winds of change:While in Egypt,Bowen backs Australian offshore wind

Australia has joined the so-called Global Offshore Wind Alliance aims to collectively build at least 380 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

  • byNick O'Malley
‘Imprecise,inaccurate,ludicrous’:Egypt dismisses accusations of spying at climate talks as distraction

‘Imprecise,inaccurate,ludicrous’:Egypt dismisses accusations of spying at climate talks as distraction

Human rights allegations that have simmered in the background burst onto centre stage at the Egyptian climate talks.

  • byNick O'Malley
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A global sigh of relief as China and US sit down to talk climate
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A global sigh of relief as China and US sit down to talk climate

Without the world’s two heavyweights onboard,climate talks have been losing momentum.

  • byNick O'Malley
Deal on ‘loss and damage’ unlikely at COP,says Chris Bowen

Deal on ‘loss and damage’ unlikely at COP,says Chris Bowen

Loss and damage payments from wealthy nations might now be on the negotiating table,just don’t expect an outcome anytime soon.

  • byNick O'Malley
Fears in Egypt that the gas industry ate the climate talks

Fears in Egypt that the gas industry ate the climate talks

Stakes are high,lobbyists thick on the ground and tension mounting as ministers fly in for the crucial week of climate talks in Egypt.

  • byNick O'Malley
Caribbean islands’ leader pleads for fossil fuel giants to pay compensation

Caribbean islands’ leader pleads for fossil fuel giants to pay compensation

Demands for rich nations to pay the developing world compensation for climate loss and damage are snowballing,and now the fossil fuel industry is being targeted too.

  • byNick O'Malley
How Australia joined the fight to negotiate on climate compensation

How Australia joined the fight to negotiate on climate compensation

Rich nations have long been reluctant to negotiate compensation over climate change. Now Australia has helped put the matter on the United Nations climate agenda.

  • byNick O'Malley