The coronavirus pandemic caused the UN's annual climate conference to be postponed by a year, but it was also responsible for a drop in carbon emissions. Is it enough and will it last?
It remains to be seen whether China's climate promise is genuine. But it puts pressure on many other nations – not least Australia – to follow.
The cement needed to make concrete – the most widely used man-made material – is a major source of global emissions. Researchers are working on a green replacement that could transform the sector.
New research from the CRC for Low Carbon Living shows energy deprivation is becoming more widespread in Australia, with many households compromising health and wellbeing to pay energy bills.
Two young researchers, one working to reduce carbon emissions and the other promoting the design of sustainable and liveable cities, have been named UNSW winners of the 2017 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships.
Carbon capture and storage is not even close to being a commercial prospect and may even increase net CO2 emissions, writes Stephen Bygrave.
The real impacts of the carbon price will emerge over the coming decades with growing pressure to transform our economy, write Jenny Riesz and Roger Dargaville.
Leading building and construction companies have joined with university experts in a major new initiative to help Australia achieve its emissions reduction target.