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Latest news: Climate action

ACT Climate Choices Business Award recipients for 2024

The ACT Government’s annual Climate Choices Business Awards have recognised Canberra businesses for their sustainability achievements.

Combat climate change at the Sustainable Canberra Expo

Next weekend, the Sustainable Canberra Expo will showcase the latest sustainable technologies and initiatives.

Environment minister faces court action over climate harms

The federal environment minister is being taken to court, accused of failing to protect the Great Barrier Reef and Australia's other living treasures from climate harms caused by coal mining.

Winners of ACT 2023 Climate Choices Business Awards

The Climate Choices Business Awards, awarded today, recognise Canberra businesses for their sustainability achievements.

Climate activists arrested in Canberra following NGA incident

Police today arrested members of the Stop Fossil Fuels Subsidies, the climate activist group that yesterday appeared to deface an Andy Warhol artwork in the National Gallery of Australia. A 60-year-old woman was...

2022 Climate Choices Business Awards winners

Embassies, businesses, charities, and hotels are among the winners of the ACT Government’s 2022 Climate Choices Business Awards, which recognise Canberra businesses and public event organisers who made an outstanding contribution to...

Women’s Climate Congress aims to change public discourse

The devastation of the Black Summer bushfires sparked Canberra woman Dr Janet Salisbury’s call for climate action through the Women’s Climate Congress, and the rest as they say, is history.

ACT reveals pathway to electrification

In 2045, Canberra will be almost entirely powered by renewable electricity, and gas will be obsolete – and households should start planning.

Climate change bills pass lower house

New laws to raise Australia's carbon emissions cut targets have cleared their first hurdle after passing the federal parliament's lower house. 

‘43% is a death sentence’ say youth climate activists at Parliament

A handful of members from the AYCC presented an installation of emotional and demanding letters from young people across the country to MP Alicia Payne, today.

Opinion: ACT renewable energy reform must contribute to a just transition

GreenLaw, a youth-led legal thinktank, argues the roll-out of renewable energy reform provides a unique opportunity to tackle inequality in the ACT.

David Pocock says climate target needs ‘integrity’

Independent ACT senator David Pocock is open to backing Labor's 43 per cent emissions reduction by 2030 target if it has "integrity".

IPCC: Australia’s part in tackling climate change

Strong climate action can keep global warming below two degrees, and Australia has a part to play, ANU authors of the IPCC report argue.

Budget a missed opportunity for climate action, says Andrew Barr

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has called the Federal Budget a missed opportunity for climate action, despite investment in low emissions technology..

Carbon market industry rebukes fraud claim

Attacks on the integrity of Australia's carbon market put the framework at risk when climate action needs to accelerate, an industry association says.

Australians switch off for Earth Hour tonight

Australians will join hundreds of millions of people and thousands of businesses, schools and landmarks around the world in support of stronger climate action by switching off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm local time tonight, Saturday 26 March.