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26 01 2021 | 08:01

Europe and China’s Year-End Breakthrough.

With the completion of a major investment treaty between the European Union and China, the new year will begin on a promising footing. Now is the time for the world's leading powers to stop casting…

20 12 2020 | 07:13

China and India fail to set ambitious new climate targets at key talks.

China’s new emissions target for 2030 is an ‘incremental step forward’, an analyst says The leaders of China and India failed to set ambitious new climate targets at a key summit co-hosted by the UK…

07 12 2020 | 07:51

Could China replace Australian iron ore with metal from Africa?

Analysis: Amid rising trade tensions, Chinese interests are keen to develop a high-quality deposit in Guinea. Analysts warn any restrictions on Australian sales to China would ‘send shockwaves…

07 12 2020 | 07:17

China State Grid Sees New Coal Plant Restrictions After 2026.

New coal power plants in China will face severe restrictions after 2026 as the country pivots to a carbon-neutral future, according to a researcher with the nation’s main grid operator.

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Indian Manufacturers pave the way for two-wheeler boom in Africa.

According to the World Bank, Africa’s population is expected to reach 2.8 billion by 2060, which will result in local government’s focus on developing and strengthening transport networks.

25 11 2020 | 06:47

Chinese developer begins construction of 2GW hybrid renewable project in Inner Mongolia.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has begun construction of a 2GW hybrid project in Inner Mongolia which, upon completion, will boast 1.7GW of wind power capacity, 300MW of…

20 11 2020 | 17:03

Which Countries Are Responsible for All That Ocean Plastic?

A new study gives the U.S. the bronze medal China and Japan are among the “ many, many countries “ flooding U.S. beaches with plastic waste.

12 11 2020 | 08:47

Climate crisis: Remote glaciers in China melting at ‘shocking’ pace, risking water shortages.

Scientists say largest glacier in world’s ‘third pole’ has retreated by 450 metres, as temperatures rise.

09 11 2020 | 07:20

Climate crisis: Global temperature rise of 2C ‘would release billions of tonnes of soil carbon’.

Soils could release equivalent of four times China’s emissions over past century, scientists warn. Soil is a huge, but little-recognised, carbon storage facility.

05 11 2020 | 09:06

Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated'

China's aggressive policy of planting trees is likely playing a significant role in tempering its climate impacts. An international team has identified two areas in the country where the scale of…

24 10 2020 | 12:38

China losing interest in Australian coal isn't about diplomacy – it's simply market dynamics.

We need to discuss how communities and workers in the coal sector will cope with China’s push for self-sufficiency. Australian politicians have been selling the “dream” of coal for years, but it’s a…

23 10 2020 | 11:59

How the world’s biggest emitter could be carbon neutral by 2050.

Xi Jinping wants China to get to net-zero emissions. These researchers have a plan for that. On the virtual stage of the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Xi Jinping made a…

10 10 2020 | 09:46

China's 2060 carbon neutral goal bill could hit over $5 trillion.

SINGAPORE  - China’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2060 would require investments of more than $5 trillion, which would include renewable power generation capacity, consultancy Wood Mackenzie…

10 10 2020 | 09:21

All eyes on China: what to look out for at the UN biodiversity summit.

Everything you need to know about who will be there, who’s staying away and what the hot topics will be at Wednesday’s virtual event in New York.

05 10 2020 | 10:58

Australia’s fossil fuel industry will collapse within 20 years, Mike Cannon-Brookes says.

Atlassian billionaire tells Q+A panel China’s move to become carbon neutral by 2060 spells doom for Australia’s coal and gas production. Australia’s fossil fuel industry will collapse within 20…

05 10 2020 | 10:05

China's carbon pledge will require complete inversion of existing system.

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacity. China’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations…

27 09 2020 | 09:27

China pledges to become carbon neutral before 2060.

Unexpectedly forthright pledge will boost UN efforts to galvanise action on climate crisis. China will reach carbon neutrality before 2060 and ensure its greenhouse gas emissions peak in the next…

27 09 2020 | 09:21

Few countries living up to Covid 'green recovery' pledges.

US planning $3tn in spending with few environmental safeguards attached. Few countries are living up to their promises of a “green recovery” from the coronavirus crisis, with hundreds of billions of…

27 09 2020 | 09:13

China's surprise climate pledge leaves Australia 'naked in the wind', analysts say.

Beijing now has a more ambitious long-term climate goal than Australia – and there are fears that could have a dire impact on our economy. Australia’s resistance to a mid-century net zero emissions…

27 09 2020 | 09:01

Chinese fishing armada plundered waters around Galápagos, data shows.

Hundreds of vessels caught logging 73,000 hours of fishing in just one month in new analysis. A vast fishing armada of Chinese vessels just off the Galápagos Islands logged an astounding 73,000…