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UN local weather convention, the twenty sixth Convention of the Events (COP26) is ocurring in Glasgow from Monday November 1 to Friday November 12, 2021 (however can also go additional time into the weekend). That is my digital diary of Australia at COP26. I could not be capable to be current in Glasgow however I can nonetheless observe whats happening. Comply with with me.

You may watch press conferences, principal plenaries on the UNFCCC COP26 livestream site program. Civil Society have organised Climate Fringe TV that features livestream occasions.

15 November: 

Glasgow Local weather Pact outcomes: ambition, however too sluggish to stop catastrophic local weather impacts

An inventory of what COP26 achieved, but additionally the failure to dwell as much as what the science requires. The Emissions Hole has diminished, however continues to be subtantial. Responses from Australia Institute, Local weather Council and Australian Conservation Basis. Main sign that coal is on it is manner out, but additionally extra delicate alerts for part out of oil and gasoline. Weblog: Glasgow Climate Pact

13 November:

Negotiations on a wonderful wire in convention additional time: See final COP26 Blog tweet thread of Informal stocktake and COP Closing Plenary 

In accordance with Bevan Shields in SMH, “Disagreement focuses on three key areas: emissions discount pledges, compensation and monetary assist for weak growing nations, and the design of a voluntary worldwide carbon market.”

Some feedback gleaned from Richie Merzian (Australia Institute) and others on Draft texts Model 3:

  • Maintains phaseout of unabated coal and inefficient fossil gasoline subsidies recognizing the necessity for help in the direction of a simply transition;(+)
  • international locations can be “requested” to replace their pledges in 2022. CMA textual content nonetheless requests international locations come to the subsequent spherical of talks with strengthened 2030 targets (with particular reference to these international locations that did not carry up to date targets to Glasgow).(+)
  • Glasgow Loss and Injury facility eliminated, to a lot civil society anger (CAN) changed by a dialogue (extra blah, blah, blah). Richie Merzian thinks “undecided sufficient Events will maintain up Plenary and the entire package deal if it comes right down to it”(-)
  • Underneath the present textual content Events are requested to carry again higher targets for 2030. But it surely does not mandate that these targets align with 1.5 levels, as a substitute it makes use of previous language which is weaker.(-)
  • “Model 3 of the overlaying textual content seems to be like it’s firming up right into a closing – hope issues will wrap this afternoon. Much less prone to transfer on coal part out, ambition, finance. Nonetheless massive calls wanted on markets” 
  • The true flashpoint is round markets, Whether or not the framework is tight sufficient to make sure integrity, keep away from double counting, keep away from the import of hotair and the creation of non-additional credit.
  • Article 6.4 market mechanism provides an independant grievance course of (+), however their are integrity points
  • Finance has all the time been a key concern, developed international locations failed to satisfy $100bn goal by 2020, however prone to attain this in 2023. “UN committee to report subsequent 12 months on progress in the direction of delivering the $100 billion, and proposes authorities ministers meet in 2022, 2024 and 2026 to debate local weather finance.” ABC

Colossal Fossil award of COP26 …. goes to Australia. USA 2nd, UK third, and a Ray to the G77

After receiving 5 Fossil of the Day awards Australia was within the operating for the Colossal Award, however the Colossal award is judged on barely completely different standards and former awards aren’t taken into consideration. It’s a strategic award and normally there’s some stiff competitors. Australia was that dangerous, the worst of the worst of COP26. It ought to present all of us working for local weather justice to redouble our efforts. Within the closing day of the negotiation the G77 confirmed management in tabling and pushed strongly for the Glasgow Loss and Injury Facility and gained a Ray of the Day for his or her efforts. Weblog: Australia, Captain of the Fossil Fueled Five, wins Colossal Fossil of COP26 Reviews: Guardian, The Age

Australia, Captain of the The Fossil Fueled 5 gang

UN Secetary Common urges ambition to match the local weather disaster

This speech by Antonio Guterres on Thursday offered vital framing for COP negotiators to match the decesion texts to the local weather disaster. Blog

Australia Different Information:

Ketan Joshi has written on the modelling for the Internet Zero 2050 plan: “We’ll by no means know precisely what the Australian authorities requested of the company, however we lastly know what obtained spat out the opposite finish: an especially bizarre doc blatantly designed to guard the pursuits of Australia’s fossil gasoline industries whereas creating the phantasm of bold local weather motion. It was delayed till the ultimate Friday of Cop26 to keep away from embarrassment in the course of the international deliberations, so we knew it’d be dangerous. But it surely’s worse than anticipated.” Guardian
Labor Chief Anthony Albanese responds on internet zero modelling, particularly the timing. Guardian
Local weather independants to problem in Coalition seats, funded by Local weather 200. Guardian

12 November:

Draft texts for COP and CMA (Paris Settlement) selections

I’m not absolutely throughout negotiations textual content variations, however veteran local weather journalist Ed King has summarised present standing, and he argues seems to take care of cheap ambition:

“The most recent COP26 draft political textual content landed at 0713 (UK time), and seems considerably extra balanced with stronger parts on adaptation, finance and loss & injury. The weather of the textual content geared toward dashing up motion to shut the hole in the direction of emissions targets are there – with no radical adjustments from the earlier model and dates nonetheless intact. The language on coal has been certified however has survived the evening, which many predicted it would not.” 

  • Para 27: New UN work programme to scale up GHG cuts, reporting at COP27 in 2022
  • Para 28: ‘Urges’ [strong language] international locations who haven’t landed new plans to take action by 2022
  • Para 29: Requests all international locations to boost local weather targets in keeping with 1.5-2C by and of 2022
  • Para 30: Commissions annual UN evaluation of local weather plans from 2022
  • Para 32: Urges [strong] international locations to ship internet zero mid century plans by 2022
  • Para 36: Sign to international locations to speed up shift off fossil fuels, coal to renewable vitality
  • Para 44: Notes “deep remorse” of developed international locations for lacking $100bn goal 
  • Para 46: Urges international locations’ to ‘absolutely ship on the $100 billion purpose ‘urgently’ by means of 2025
  • Para 66: Welcomes additional operationalisation of the Santiago Community on Loss and Injury
  • Para 67: Decides [very strong] the Santiago Community may have a technical help facility to offer monetary help for technical help on loss and injury 

Placing out the rubbish: Australian Authorities drops Internet zero modelling 3pm Friday afternoon

Australian Authorities has printed the modelling (PDF) of internet zero by 2050. Extra like internet 15% by 2050 because the final 15% of emissions is left to magical know-how. It forecasts coal mining to fall by 51% by 2050 and sluggish the expansion of gasoline. Authorities sitting on its palms relating to local weather coverage and rules, “All motion is taken voluntarily by the non-public sector”. Modelling for electrical street transport based mostly on sluggish take as much as 2030 then accelerating to 90% by 2050 reflecting poor EV Future Fuels Strategy.

Ketan Joshi in a twitter thread says: “Even relying closely on offsets, CCS (I assume), worldwide buying and selling, and tree planting, they *nonetheless* do not really handle to succeed in “internet zero” by 2050.
Actual emissions = 215 MTCO2-e, “Internet” emissions = 94 MTCO-e”

Local weather Council Senior Researcher Tim Baxter, who analysed the modelling, stated: “it might as effectively have been written in crayon. Probably the most putting factor about this modelling is that it predicts the federal government gained’t attain its personal internet zero by 2050 purpose,” he stated. “That is pure spin. A doc that has the singular goal of trying to legitimise the Federal Authorities’s do-nothing strategy.” Climate Council 

‘Pure spin’: consultants pan Coalition net-zero modelling that enables gasoline sector to develop. The modelling launched on Friday afternoon additionally depends on offsets and unknown future know-how for a big a part of emissions cuts. The Guardian Extra reporting on the ABC, though lacks deeper evaluation.

Shane Wright within the SMH evaluation: This is not economic modelling on net zero “There stays no costing of local weather change on the financial system.”

Dr Richard Denniss, chief economist at The Australia Institute opinions the Modelling saying “The Federal Authorities’s local weather modelling is like financial science fiction. The claimed financial advantages come not from avoiding catastrophic local weather change, that’s ignored, however from a speculative $50 billion hydrogen business and assumptions about financing prices.” Australia Institute

Past Oil and Fuel Alliance launches to phaseout Oil and Fuel manufacturing

That is what management seems to be like: early movers step up within the Past Oil and Fuel Alliance (BOGA) on the phaseout of oil and gasoline manufacturing. Denmark and Costa Rica lead the initiative which incorporates 12 jurisdictions. It joins the Powering Past Coal Alliance in tackling the manufacturing aspect of emissions discount. Weblog: Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance launches at COP26 – early movers on the production side of fossil fuels addressing climate change

Local weather Motion Tracker assesses Emissions Hole together with the pledges on Methane, Transport, Forests, coal phaseout

The important thing sectoral pledges introduced at COP26 in Glasgow on methane, the coal exit, transport and deforestation would shut the 2030  emissions hole between a 1.5°C path and authorities targets by round 9% – or 2.2 GtCO2e. Blog

Fossil of the Day to UK and New Zealand

Host nation, the UK will get a fossil award for failing to do their homework on loss and injury finance. And so they had a 12 months extension to do it. The second award to New Zealand, thought that showing inexperienced would disguise their lack of NDC ambition they usually  actually stated that simply because a refreshing of the NDC has been requested of nations “it does not imply we now have to.”  Come and be part of Australia within the (coal) sin bin neighbours. Blog

Australia proven to have highest greenhouse gasoline emissions from coal in world on per capita foundation

Evaluation launched at Cop26 local weather summit reveals Australia’s per capita emissions from coal energy practically double these of China. The Guardian

Highlights of 11 November from Earth negotiations Bulletin

On the penultimate day of the Glasgow Local weather Change Convention, stress elevated as time grew quick. Just a few selections had been adopted however all the excellent points stay. ENB

Australia Information:

ASIC lays felony prices in opposition to Griffin coal, a beleaguered Indian-owned Australian coal mine at Collie in Western Australia already dealing with a revolt from employees and a authorized combat with its largest buyer. ABC

Australia’s solely working carbon seize and storage (CCS) undertaking, Chevron’s Gorgon Undertaking in WA, fails to satisfy 80% sequestration goal. Australia counting on this know-how for internet zero plan and can poor tens of millions to Fossil gasoline corporations into this failed know-how. Guardian

Heavy rainfall break November data in Central Queensland inflicting flooding. (For each 1C of world warming, there’s round 7% improve in intense rainfall) ABC Extreme intense  rainfall occasion ABC live updates.

11 November:

Australia undermining making an attempt to melt COP26 cowl textual content on fossil gasoline subsidies phaseout

Draft texts for the ultimate selections have been printed. It’s reported that Australia is making an attempt to melt a clause that will give nations that haven’t submitted “new or up to date” 2030 targets one other 12 months to “revisit and strengthen” their emissions discount effort. Secondly Australia additionally sad with one other clause which “calls upon” nations to hurry up the phase-out of coal and fossil gasoline subsidies. SMH

US-China Glasgow Declaration reveals ambition nonetheless current by 2 largest emitters

USA-China Glasgow Declaration at COP26 maintains ambition on CO2 and methane. Blog

Australia’s fifth Fossil of the Day award at this COP for requiring CEFC to fund CCS

Australia proclaims adjustments the rules for the Clear Vitality Finance Company to fund Carbon Seize and Storage to maintain fossil fuels afloat. Which wins the first place Fossil award, the fifth fossil of the day award to Australia at COP26. Blog

10 November:

Transport Day at COP26 with Declarations on EVs, Delivery and Aviation

Busy day at COP26 with transport aspect declarations on EVs (ACT & Victoria signed), Delivery (Australia signed) and Aviation (No present from Aus). Biking, strolling, micro-mobility and public transport, and stimulating mobility behaviour change appeared absent from the official channels. A Abstract: Transport Day at COP26: aviation, shipping, EVs but don’t mention cycling, micro-mobility or public transport

Civil Aviation Excessive Ambition Coalition launches with low ambition, whereas Hoax website reveals actual aviation ambition

Sure, aviation a troublesome space to decarbonise, however the newest try to assert progress affords little in addressing aviation’s emissions and local weather downside. The activist Hoax site confirmed what excessive ambition would possibly appear to be. Local weather Motion Tracker and Independant reserachers additionally spotlight some options. Weblog: Civil aviation High Ambition emissions reduction at COP26? yeah nah just more greenwashing, blah, blah , blah – back to you ICAO

Local weather Change Efficiency Index ranks Australia final on local weather coverage 

The Local weather Change Efficiency Index has rated principal international locations since 2005. Australia has all the time been a comparatively poor performer, and this 12 months we now have gone backwards. In addition to rating final on local weather coverage we now have slipped 4 locations to 58th of 64 international locations general. Blog

Excessive warmth will impression well being, trigger deaths

1bn folks will endure excessive warmth at simply 2C heating, say scientists – Guardian | UK Met Office
On November 3 the UNEP launched a report: Beating the Heat: A Sustainable Cooling Handbook for Cities, a information to assist cities adapt city environments because the city warmth island impact is amplified by local weather change.

Australia to alter rules Clear Vitality Finance Company to fund CCS, soil carbon

Authorities will add $500m increase to CEFC, however will attempt to replace rules for this cash to go on Carbon Seize and Storage (A failed know-how), and soil carbon. Laws is required and this isn’t a carried out deal but, requires Labor and Senate crossbench help. Guardian

Australia: 4th Fossil Award at COP26 for ‘Future Fuels Technique’ transport emissions coverage

Underwhelming ‘Future Fuels Technique’ earns Australia’s 4th Fossil award of COP26 on poor transport emissions coverage. BLOG

Alexander Downer makes an outrageous declare on aviation emissions, confirmed false

RMIT ABC Truth Examine checked out Former Aus International Minister Alexander Downer’s tweet claim that the non-public jets ferrying delegates to COP26 would emit extra carbon than Scotland does in a 12 months. It was discovered false. ABC
Travelling to Europe could ‘cost $800 more’ to meet net-zero targets, in line with Latika Bourke. This highlights the price of provision of Sustainable aviation Gas (SAF), says Annette Mann from Lufthansa’s company accountability unit, who stated that assembly the EU’s local weather targets would add as much as €20 billion ($31.4 billion) in additional prices between now and 2030.

9 November: 

Australia’s emissions from land clearing doubtless far greater than claimed, evaluation signifies 

Australia caught quick on LULUCF emissions reporting. An evaluation of satellite tv for pc imagery of greater than 50 properties in Queensland by Martin Taylor, an adjunct senior lecturer on the College of Queensland, has recognized important discrepancies between what’s handled as cleared land by Australia’s Nationwide Carbon Accounting System (NCAS) and the Statewide Landcover and Bushes Examine (Slats) utilized by the state authorities. Guardian

Fossil Gas Foyer the most important ‘delegation’ at UN local weather talks COP26

No surprises right here, the polluters are speaking, at the least 503 Fossil Gas executives and lobbyists strolling and speaking amongst negotiators at COP26 evaluation of accredited delegates reveals. Nicely previous time to Kick Polluters out. Blog

Australian Bushfire survivor tells a 1st world Loss and Injury story

Jo Dodds,  President of Bushfires Survivors for Local weather Motion Australia says “For us their is not any extra fireplace season any extra…bushfire season is a 12 months spherical factor for us now…in Australia.” CAN Worldwide press convention on #lossanddamage arguing Time for polluters to #PayUp4LossandDamage . Tweet

Weblog: Survivors tell stories of Climate driven mega-fires at COP26 and call for urgent climate action

Assets Minister Keith Pitt says Australia will hold promoting coal

Australian Assets Minister @keithjpitt affords the Drug Sellers defence for Australia to maintain digging coal:  “Australia will hold promoting coal for so long as the world retains shopping for it”. ABC RN Breakfast

Fossil Awards:  to UK and Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Czech Republic. Blog

Prime UK Adviser Lord Deben blasts Australia on local weather inaction

“When Scott Morrison tried to clarify what he was going to do between now and 2030, it was only a entire collection of phrases,” Lord Deben instructed ABC RN Breakfast. “You can not go ahead with out signing as much as eliminating coal. We will not go on utilizing coal, and Australia has to return to phrases with the actual fact it is altering my local weather and the local weather of the remainder of the world.” ABC: Scott Morrison accused of failing to understand the ‘urgency’ of climate change

Federal Authorities to companion with non-public sector for 50,000 EV charging stations in Australia.

However no subsidies, tax incentives, gross sales targets or minimal gasoline emission requirements that will make electrical autos extra inexpensive – ABC
Responses: Richie Merzian (Australia Institute) on Skynews: How you can Repair the PMs Lacklustre Electrical Car Technique | Youtube
Electrical Car Council Response – Future Fuels a fizzer: Government’s strategy misses opportunity to electrify Australian transport

La Trobe Valley neighborhood already transferring past coal

Story of adjustments to work and jobs in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley as the top of coal approaches with new renewables energy technology, with help in simply transition by the State Authorities. ABC

Adaptation day (Tuesday) and Australia had its Nationwide Local weather Resilience and Adaptation Technique

Australia up to date its Nationwide Local weather Resilience and Adaptation Technique to current at COP26. However Australia refuses to develop a complete Nationwide Adaptation Plan, in contrast to 71% of OECD nations. “Australia’s up to date Nationwide Local weather Resilience and Adaptation Technique (NCRAS) falls quick of what’s wanted to answer local weather disasters, which already value Australians $38 billion yearly, and projected to extend to at the least $73 billion by 2060.” Richie Merzian. Report by Australia Institute

7 November: Angus Taylor heading residence, not staying at COP26 for 2nd week

Vitality Minister Angus Taylor proclaims he’s now heading residence: “And that’s a wrap on my time in Glasgow at #COP26 . It was incredible to satisfy with and listen to from world and business leaders. I used to be proud to current Australia’s spectacular monitor report and innovation main the way in which to internet zero.”
Santos CCS show will get wheeled away. Tweet

Points slated for ministerial steerage within the second week. 

As Saturday progressed, the record turned obvious: finance, Article 6, transparency points, and customary NDC time frames underneath the Paris Settlement, and likewise, loss and injury, IISD Earth negotiations Bulletin

The Guarantees Hole of Internet Zero by 2050,  an Sincere Authorities Advert by Juice media. Blog

Open Letter to COP26 leaders to spice up biking Infrastructure by 180 biking associated organisations

World leaders should decide to boosting biking ranges to scale back carbon emissions and attain international local weather targets rapidly and successfully. Open Letter

6 November: third Fossil award to Australia for brand new offshore petroleum exploration

Increasing fossil gasoline manufacturing, Assets Minister Keith Pitt has openned session on Offshore petroleum exploration for 10 areas from Western Australia, Victoria, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, and the Northern Territory. Ministerial Press Release. This was carried out on Vitality Day at COP and earned Australia its third award at COP26. Weblog: Australia scores Fossil award for new offshore oil exploration, Brazil for bullying indigenous people | Day 5 of COP26

Flowers for Mary Robinson from Australian girls

Natalie Isaacs from 1 Million Ladies and Jo Dodds Bushfire Survivors for Local weather Motion current a  Bouquet to Mary Robinson for standing as much as Vitality Minister Angus Taylor and the Australian Authorities on utilizing #FossilFuel to go inexperienced. Tweet

International Day of motion for local weather justice, Over 100,000 march in Glasgow

Melbourne joins International Day of Protest with a number of occasions from decentalized actions in Moreland, a metropolis rally, a Funeral for Koalas at St Kilda. Melbourne joins Global Day of action #COP26 – Moreland Climate CUP and XR Funeral for Koalas. See additionally SBS: ‘We are fighting’: Thousands rally across Australia on global day of climate action

As much as 100,000 folks anticipated at Glasgow march amid criticism over heavy policing at Cop26 summit Guardian Estimated that greater than 100,000 protesters braved pouring rain and wind to take to the streets of Glasgow demanding stronger local weather motion from leaders within the midst of the Cop26 talks. Quite a few marches in London, across the UK, and elsewhere. The Herald (Scotland)

Monetary Occasions Australian local weather Advert Wrap

An advert wrap of the monetary occasions options the names of many atypical Australians calling for Australian local weather motion. Weblog: Its a wrap: Australians support climate action – Financial Times Wrap for Nov 6 for #COP26

5 November: 

Fridays for Future Rally estimated 25,000 attend

Options Greta Thunberg speech saying COP is Enterprise As Common, a greenwash. Blog

A COP26 Australian civil society aspect occasion.

Transforming Australia: from laggard to leader – Australian Civil society side event at COP26

If all guarantees stored (and that may be a enormous IF) international temperature improve could also be stored underneath 2C 

“If all these pledges had been to be carried out, the temperature improve [caused by climate change] might be restricted to 1.8°C,” Fatih Birol of the IEA stated. “We’ll see in 9 days, however for the second that’s an achievement to have fun.” 

Individually, researchers on the College of Melbourne calculated (PDF) the potential at 1.9°C. Each estimates had been nonetheless effectively wanting the Paris Settlement purpose of 1.5°C common international warming. However they pointed towards a significant, life-saving enchancment on the devastating 2.7°C projected final week within the newest Emissions Gap Report issued by the UN Atmosphere Programme (UNEP). RenewEconomy | The EnergyMix | The Guardian

Fuel is the brand new coal – new report from Local weather Analytics

Local weather Analytics has simply launched a brand new report “Why gas is the new coal“, trying on the position of pure gasoline in a 1.5°C appropriate international vitality combine and making the argument that it must be handled like coal: part out as quickly as attainable. Some key numbers from the report:

  • pure gasoline is the most important supply of fossil CO2 emissions improve  (42% 2010 – 2019)
  • it is chargeable for about 60% of methane emissions from fossil gasoline manufacturing and about 70% of the projected improve in fossil CO2 emissions underneath present insurance policies to 2030. 

In a 1.5°C transition, the usage of pure gasoline within the vitality sector ought to have already got peaked, gasoline must drop by greater than 30% under 2020 ranges by 2030, and 65% under 2020 ranges by 2040. Climate Analytics twitter thread

COP26 has a variety of hype, however CANA CEO Julie-Anne Richards seeks out the vibe

In an Op-Ed within the New Stateman Julie-Anne Richards opinions the local weather talks from her in depth expertise of attending 15 of them, covers the important points, considers which nations have been stepping as much as these negotiations. and offers some sense of the vibe type COP26 as we close to the top of week 1. New Statesman: Cop26 diaries: Best last hope?

Fossil of the day to Poland making an attempt to wiggle essentially the most loophole out of its give up coal pledge Blog

The Australian Local weather billboards in Glasgow for COP26

Three satirical local weather billboards are round Glasgow letting native Glaswegians and UN delegates understand how on the nostril Australian local weather coverage is again in Australia. Nicely Accomplished Dan Ilic. Blog

ACF COP26 Glasgow Dwell Panel Dialogue

Speaking about international fossil gasoline phaseout, what Australia took to COP26, the Australian pavillion, the positivity within the COP, “the world is transferring” however “We’re the weakest hyperlink amongst developed international locations” “Very constructive, not seen since Paris, Very near get international pledges to 2C mark” “Australia is an outlier, not there with the remainder of the COP” (41 minutes) – Facebook video

Pledge to cease fossil gasoline finance at finish of 2022

20 nations and 5 worldwide monetary establishments pledged to cease all fossil gasoline public finance on the finish of 2022. It’s the first dedication overlaying coal, oil and gasoline. It consists of US, Canada, Costa Rica and Mali and the European Fee. It is going to unlock and redirect $18 billion from fossil fuels to renewables. It leaves out China, Japan and Korea that are international locations with a fossil gasoline habit. The ending of all fossil gasoline improvement is urged each domestically and overseas. Supply: Jean Su CAN Worldwide press convention. Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition

International Coal to Clear Energy assertion to be printed at present, which features a dedication to make a simply transition. It has 77 signatories, which incorporates 46 international locations, 23 of that are making commitments on ending coal for the primary time.

Finance – ANZ Financial institution and Macquarie Group Ltd have joined Internet Zero Banking Alliance: 

ANZ and Macquarie Group are the one two main Australian banks, to this point, to signal the Internet-Zero Banking Pledge (each on 21/10/21) Over 90 banks globally have pledged as of three November. The place are you Commonwealth, Westpac and NAB? Net Zero Banking alliance

4 November: 

40 Nations and over 100 organisations decide to coal phaseout

International Coal to Clear Energy Transition Assertion has been signed by 190 international locations and organisations, together with sub-national governments, monetary establishments and utilities, which have dedicated to part out coal energy and finish help for brand new coal energy crops. This consists of Poland, Vietnam, Morocco and Chile, which can be part of international locations that embrace the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy and Spain which have beforehand made the pledge to part out coal fired energy stations. It’s understood that each Indonesia and South Africa are additionally contemplating becoming a member of the assertion. RenewEconomy

Australian Vitality Minister Angus Taylor stated the federal government’s focus was “not on wiping out industries. It’s on bringing down the price of low-emissions applied sciences and ensuring these low-emissions applied sciences can ship for Australians and for our clients all through the world,” The Guardian

Fortescue Future Industries indicators Inexperienced Hydrogen offers with Jordan and Argentina

Andrew Forrest made his billions in iron ore. He’s now pivoting in a giant approach to inexperienced hydrogen with the renewables electrolyser plant at Gladstone and now utilizing COP26 networking for  Inexperienced hydrogen manufacturing with photo voltaic and wind in Jordan and Argentina. RenewEconomy

Greenpeace report highlights Australia as a Pacific bully on local weather finance

Australia has been accused of “greenwashing” its worldwide local weather finance commitments, claiming credit score for assist initiatives solely tangentially associated to local weather change, and utilizing worldwide funding to “bully” Pacific area neighbours into silence on local weather change. RenewEconomy Greenpeace Report:Australia: Pacific Bully and International Outcast How Australia’s Local weather Insurance policies Isolate It from the Area and the World 

Funding hole between Fossil Fuels and Renewables initiatives in Australia

Australian fossil gasoline initiatives given $36.7bn in international public financing over a decade. Renewable vitality acquired $3.3bn in the identical interval between 2010 and 2020. However the hole is beginning to slim says new report by Jubilee Australia: Fossil Fuel Pushers (2021) |  The Guardian

Australia Institute report: Undermining Local weather Motion The Australian Manner – a local weather bomb

New fossil gasoline initiatives underneath improvement in Australia would lead to 1.7 billion tonnes of greenhouse gasoline emissions annually – equal annual emissions of over 200 coal-fired energy stations, twice as a lot as international aviation. 4 occasions as many energy stations as China could construct. The Guardian Australia Institute Report: Undermining Climate Action The Australian Way

Excessive Ambition Coalition and Local weather Weak Discussion board each concern statements

The US has rejoined the Excessive Ambition Coalition. This Coalition drove the breakthrough to land the Paris Settlement in 2015. Can they do it once more? Leaders Statement
The Local weather Weak Discussion board assertion additionally vital for driving ambition as a part of a political consequence:  Climate vulnerable nations adopt ‘Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration’ outlining their demands for COP26

Indonesia might part out coal by 2040 with monetary assist

Indonesia is the eighth largest emitter of greenhouse gasoline, with coal making up about 65% of its vitality combine. It’s also the world’s largest coal exporter. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated Indonesia would announce on Wednesday detailed plans to maneuver to cleaner vitality, with the phase-out of coal. Jakarta has recognized 5.5 gigawatts of coal energy crops that might be retired early within the subsequent 8 years, estimating this might value $25 billion to $30 billion. being the important thing concern. nation would additionally want worldwide help to make sure electrical energy stays inexpensive when it switches to renewable sources, citing a short lived calculation of a necessity for $10 billion to $23 billion in “implicit subsidies” for renewable energy initiatives till 2030. Reuters

Fossil of the Day awards on Day 3: USA, Fance and IETA. Blog

3 November: US rejoins the Excessive Ambition Coalition

The US has rejoined the Excessive Ambition Coalition on the UN local weather talks, the group of developed and growing international locations that ensured the 1.5C purpose was a key plank of the Paris settlement in 2015. In Paris Australia was shamed into flirting help, however Fossil gasoline enlargement and poor local weather coverage couldn’t maintain our membership. Guardian

Australia indicators on to the Breakthrough Agenda

Breakthrough Agenda is an unprecedented worldwide clear know-how plan to assist hold 1.5°C in attain. It was launched by the UK and a coalition of 42 world leaders, whose international locations collectively symbolize 70% of world GDP, on the COP26 World Leaders Summit. It covers the 5 areas of energy, street transport, Inexperienced Metal, Hydrogen and Agriculture. Australia dedicated in every of the 5 areas. UK Gov Policy Paper, UN Race to Zero Glasgow Breakthroughs

Australia indicators on to Glasgow Leaders Declaration on Forests and land Use

115 international locations have to this point signed this pledge, together with Australia to cease deforestation and reverse land degradation by 2030. Australia didn’t signal the International Forests finance pledge. Weblog: Over 100 leaders commit to end deforestation by 2030 with Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use

Accelerated Simply Vitality Transition for South Africa

Leaders from South Africa, the UK, the USA, France, Germany and the European Union have introduced a ground-breaking partnership to help South Africa with an Accelerated Simply Vitality Transition. This can be a a primary step, with an introduced $8.5billion could be made obtainable over the subsequent 3-5 years to help South Africa – the world’s most carbon-intensive electrical energy producer – to realize essentially the most bold goal inside South Africa’s upgraded and impressive Nationally Decided Contribution. European Fee, France, Germany, UK, US and EU launch ground-breaking International Just Energy Transition Partnership with South Africa 

International Methane Pledge formally launched with over 100 international locations, however not Australia

“Just some months in the past there was just a few international locations on board” stated John Kerry. “Now, greater than 70% of world GDP are on board. That is the COP at its greatest. We’re going to act now, we will get this carried out. This isn’t a tough selection. The advantages of a cleaner planet a safer planet for the longer term.” stated Kerry.
Consists of Saudi Arabia and Brazil, however not China, Russia, India or Australia. Blog

SANTOS belching the Australia manner at Australian Pavillion

This morning Vitality Minister Angus Taylor had a joint press launch within the Australian pavilion – with Santos, a significant gasoline firm – spruiking carbon seize and storage.  See Press launch: Australia’s first CCS hub to be operational by 2024. This can be a know-how designed to permit the continuation of fossil fuels on the fiction that someday it would work to bury emissions at scale. Up to now CCS has confirmed extraordinarily problematic in different initiatives corresponding to CCS failures at Gorgon. See Weblog: Australia has a pavillion at COP26 and it appears to be a Santos gas and CCS promotion

Australia receives 2nd Fossil Award on Day 2 for Angus Taylor spruiking fossil fuels and CCS

Angus Taylor joint media occasion with Santos on the Australia pavillion earned Australia it is second Fossil award of the COP. Norway and Japan additionally awarded Fossils. India and Scotland warded Rays of the day for exception stepping up. Weblog: Fossil Awards to Norway, Japan and Australia, Ray awards to Scotland, India at COP26 Day 2

2 November: 

Deconstructing, factchecking and debunking Prime Minister Scott Morrison Nationwide Assertion

Within the early hours of the morning Scott Morrison delivered Australia’s Nationwide assertion on local weather motion to COP26.  I’ve gone by means of the speech paragraph by paragraph providoing a wanted factcheck. Weblog: Deconstructing Australia’s National statement on climate action at COP26 delivered by Scott Morrison

Morrison proclaims local weather finance improve, however nonetheless lower than our justifiable share

Morrison introduced on the COP26 talks in Glasgow that Australia would commit an extra $500 million to growing nations within the area to sort out local weather change. That is along with growing Australia’s principal local weather finance from $1.5 billion to $2 billion for 2020-2025 interval as introduced in National Statement speech. Supply: the Age – Pacific nations need carbon cuts from Australia, not just cash: Fiji Prime Minister

Australia receives one in all two first Fossil Awards of COP26

On the primary day of COP26 Australia and the UK each acquired Fossil of the Day awards. There was additionally an article on The Australian Manner within the ECO publication. Weblog: Fossil of the day awards to Australia and UK on first day of COP26

International methane pledge to scale back methane emissions grows to 90 nations, however no Australia. 

That’s a rise of round 30 from final week. Key international locations that also haven’t stated they may be part of embrace Russia, China and Australia — a few of the world’s largest methane emitters. Brazil has now signed on. The pledge will likely be launched at COP26. Guardian
See Camden Haven Courier OpEd: Cow hysteria is distracting from real climate issues Argues that cow hysteria distracts us from the opposite methane downside which is development in gasoline manufacturing 

Santos proclaims carbon storage deal in South Australia incomes carbon credit. 

Photograph Coutesy Bushfire Survivors (@BSCA_Aus)

Oil and gasoline large Santos will proceed with a $220 million carbon seize and storage undertaking in South Australia’s north. It’s the first undertaking of its sort registered underneath the Emissions Discount Fund. The carbon to be saved represents about 7% of SA’s emissions and can lower emissions from gasoline manufacturing at Moomba by 70%. But Australia will not signal International Methane Pledge. The Guardian
The $220 million undertaking would obtain about $720 million in carbon credit over its life. “Two-thirds of billion {dollars} of taxpayer money subsidies will make this yet one more handout,” Mr Buckley from IEEFA stated. “Any pretence the fossil gasoline business is ready to stand by itself two ft is clearly absent.” SMH

1 November: Assembly of COP opens

The indigenous story of India Logan-Riley from Aotearoa motivates COP26 opening in Glasgow. Blog

Australia has not carried out it is homework for COP: 

Richie Merzian, an NGO observer for the Australia Institute at COP26, says in his first blog at the New Daily “on the finish of the day, the Australian authorities simply hasn’t carried out its homework. And if COP26 fails, the Morrison authorities should share a few of the blame.

Ex-UNFCCC head Christiana Figueres blasts Australia’s internet zero goal

“What Australia continues to do, which in my ebook is nothing aside from to dig into darkish holes of poison for itself and for the planet is totally irresponsible,” says former head of UNFCCC Ms Figueres  “I believe it is nonetheless suicidal.” “If Australia didn’t have an choice, one might maybe perceive, however Australia has a lot to profit from in a de-carbonised financial system,” Ms Figueres stated. “Australia sits on a treasure chest, a treasure chest of recent and new renewable vitality that can be utilized in and of itself, but additionally to supply inexperienced hydrogen.” Supply; ABC

Opposition Labor chief Anthony Albanese on coal fired energy phaseout

Opposition Labor chief Anthony Albanese visits a New England windfarm in Nationals Chief Barnaby Joyce citizens and is requested about Labor’s plans to part out coal-fired energy.

Reporter: There’s a good few requires some kind of international plan to part out coal-fired energy. Do you reckon that’s price contemplating?

Albanese: Nicely, nation states are making their selections, they usually have implications for what occurs when it comes to the vitality sources. And we all know that that can happen going ahead.

We all know that we have to transfer to a clean-energy financial system and that’s one thing that’s wanted to occur globally. So, that’s having an impression. It is going to proceed to have an effect.

All of our main buying and selling companions have adopted targets of internet zero by 2050. In China’s case, internet zero by 2060, however that has actual implications for the vitality combine. And right here in Australia, we all know that the most affordable type of new vitality is clear vitality.

It’s the vitality that we see behind us right here at this wind farm, that may energy over 200,000 houses. That’s what we see occurring proper round Australia. And we see comparable initiatives, after all, occurring in different components of the world.

Supply: Guardian Live 

Remark: fossil fuels solely talked about as soon as, within the paragraph to phasedown inefficient fossil gasoline subsidies. Good that there’s nonetheless energetic languarge on ambition and 1.5C goal. Use of ‘in mild of various nationwide circumstances” is a loophole for international locations to besides themselves, corresponding to Australia with its coal and gasoline sectors. Total, it nonetheless maintains momentum going into COP26. See excerpts at Weblog: Morrison at the G20 in Rome – blocking coal phaseout and deflecting climate ambition.

“G20 failed to succeed in settlement on a vital deadline for the phase-out of fossil fuels, as a result of opposition from Australia, China and India, which prevented any language being included within the G20 communique that will recommend international locations would decide to ending their use of coal, gasoline and oil altogether. It’s turning into clear that Australia is about to once more play a significant blocking position in the course of the COP26 talks, a style of which we’ve already seen in the course of the G20 assembly. However in Glasgow, Morrison and vitality minister Angus Taylor will likely be doing so with nearly no diplomatic capital to play with.” RenewEconomy

Former President of Eire Mary Robinson essential of Australia’s lack of motion 

In an interview on The Undertaking TV Former President of Eire and Chair of The Elders at COP26, Mary Robinson publicly criticised Australia’s response to local weather change. Tweet.

Excessive occasions and main impacts of Excessive climate

Previous 7 years set to be the warmest on report, Sea stage rise is at a brand new excessive, accompanied by continued ocean warming and acidification. Many excessive occasions with main socio financial impacts.. World Meterological Group (WMO): State of the Climate in 2021 report released at COP26

31 October: New Zealand units 50% 2030 emissions goal.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern exhibiting Scott Morrison the way to lead, setting a brand new goal for New Zealand of fifty% discount by 2030 on 2005 ranges, equating to a 41% discount on 2005 ranges utilizing an ‘emissions funds’ strategy. Civil society have criticised that the lower shouldn’t be sufficient for 1.5C pathway. – Stuff

Morrison at G20 in Rome set to dam coal phaseout, deflect consideration away from local weather ambition – Blog Post 

Vitality Minister Angus Taylor explains why Australia has no up to date 2030 goal for COP26

Local weather of The Nation Survey

David Speers on ABC Insiders: Lastly, the Glasgow summit that you just’re heading to, it’s all concerning the 2030 goal. Most developed international locations are growing their 2030 ambition. Australia is taking the identical goal, the 26-28%. Why gained’t you budge on this? And why gained’t you even take to the subsequent election a promise for the next goal?

Taylor: Nicely, we went to the final election and we stated to the Australian folks we had a 26-28% goal. Labor had a forty five% goal with out a plan as to how they had been going to realize it, and the Australian folks put us again into authorities for an additional time period.”

“They [the Australian voters] made it very clear – effectively, that is our coverage. We’ve obtained completely no plan to alter it, none, in any way.

Speers: Why not? Why gained’t you go to the subsequent election with the next goal?

Taylor: As a result of the Australian folks instructed us two and a half years in the past what they thought the correct reply was and we’re sticking with it. The excellent news is we’re going to meet and beat that focus on. We’ll attain as much as 35% discount in emissions. Now we have improved on our place versus 2030 as we did with 2020, yearly, and our purpose is all the time to satisfy and beat our targets, however we set a goal and we’ll hold religion with the Australian folks on that focus on. – Supply: Guardian

Remark: Through the interview Speers makes an attempt to get Taylor to stipulate the price of the online zero plan and Taylor admits that the federal government has solely deliberate how a lot it’s going to spend over the subsequent decade ($20 billion), with no new insurance policies. Taylor’s touch upon the goal is regardless of constant polling exhibiting excessive concern on local weather change and powerful choice for local weather motion. 53% wished a extra ambitous 2030 local weather goal, 60% of Australians help Australia following the IEA pathway and never approving new gasoline, coal or oil initiatives. See Weblog: More ambitious climate action needed say Australians in 2021 Climate of the Nation Poll

Lord Debden, UK Prime Local weather advisor, scathing assault on Morrison Internet Zero Plan

UK high local weather advisor Lord Debden: “I’m afraid that for those who have a look at Scott Morrison from Australia, we’ve squeezed out of him a dedication to #netzero in 2050 however there’s no indication in the intervening time that he’s obtained a correct program for that.” – Guardian

Is Australia’s Analysis and Improvement spending as much as scratch for brand new applied sciences?

A brand new report by The Australia Institute Chief Economist Richard Denniss reveals Australia’s Analysis and Improvement spending is on the lowest stage of the previous 20 years. Is it actually as much as the investments wanted in new applied sciences being relied upon within the Authorities’s Internet zero plan? – Australia Institute Report Bending the Trend

30 October: Factchecking and debunking Australia’s internet zero plan

Polly Henning and Richie Merzian from the Australia Institute in a 16 minute video undergo the Morrison announcement dissecting the issues and spin in Morrison and Taylor’s announcement of Australia’s internet zero ‘plan’.

Local weather motion being carried out by the states: Victoria emissions drop 25 per cent under 2005 ranges. Weblog: Victoria reduces emissions by 24.8%, on track for 45-50% reduction by 2030

Internet zero Plan allocates 10-20% to home and worldwide offsets. Estimates within the plan for carbon dioxide storage in timber and soil go far past higher bounds of what peer-reviewed science suggests is feasible. Supply: Guardian. See additionally this tweet thread by Polly Hemming on Indo-Pacific Carbon Offset Scheme. 

Nationwide Local weather Resilience and Adaptation Technique 2021-25 to be offered at COP26: Launched Friday says value of pure disasters in Australia will improve from about $38b to $73b by 2060 even with bold international motion to scale back emissions. No new funding hooked up to the technique. Lttle point out, in contrast with the 2015 technique, of the necessity to lower emissions to scale back the local weather dangers within the first place. Polly Hemming, an adviser on the Australia Institute, stated the coverage “merely re-announces current initiatives” and was mild on element. “Whereas introducing three overarching aims, there aren’t any clear targets or timelines,” Supply: Guardian live | Strategy PDF

Worldwide Response to Morrison Netzero 2050 ‘plan’reported by @mb_dahlstrom at Yahoo information, “Australia’s worldwide fame is being shredded in line with new knowledge which reveals the nation’s climate-change insurance policies are putting a uncooked nerve”. The info reveals that there was a widespread damaging response to Morrison’s “plan” throughout each standard and social media. “Sizzling mess”, “failure” and “pigs” have been among the many trending phrases. See David Ritter Tweet Thread

29 October: Macron tells Morrison improve ambition and dump coal at residence and overseas

In a cellphone Dialog between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Macron from France. Macron stated Australia “broke the connection of belief.”  On local weather, the French President “inspired the Australian Prime Minister to undertake bold measures to satisfy the local weather problem, specifically the rise of the decided contribution on the nationwide stage, the dedication to stop manufacturing and the coal consumption at residence and overseas, strengthening Australian help for the worldwide photo voltaic alliance, “in line with the Élysée Palace. – France24

Methane emissions debated revealing Authorities has no transition plan. Weblog: Methane Pledge debated by Barnaby Joyce and Mike Cannon Brookes highlighting lack of net zero transition plan

Angus Taylor will likely be attending first week of COP26 “to advertise Australia as a protected and dependable vacation spot for funding in gasoline, hydrogen and new vitality applied sciences” The important thing a part of that is pouring cash into Carbon Seize and Storage to supply Blue Hydrogen to market as clear hydrogen. Taylor is hoping to drum up funding enterprise in coal and gasoline to maintain burning the world. 
“The up to date NDC will affirm Australia’s internet zero emissions by 2050 goal, the seven low emissions know-how stretch targets set out in our Plan, and our dedication to assembly and beating our 2030 Paris goal.” suggested the media release
Supply – Angus Taylor to advertise fossil fuels at Glasgow Cop26 local weather summit” – the Guardian

China submitted a brand new NDC with solely a slight improve. Predominant goal is to have CO2 emissions peak earlier than 2030 and obtain carbon neutrality earlier than 2060; The slight improve is to decrease CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by over 65% from the 2005 stage. CNN

28 October: Sincere Authorities Advert on COP26

If you wish to hear the bloody reality on what Prime Minister Scott Morrison is taking to the UN local weather Convention at Glasgow, COP26, then this video with references offers you the vital background data.

Powering Previous Coal Alliance says COP26 must consign coal power to history. Australia?  Australian environment minister approves third coal project in a month (5 October) 

Mathias Cormann, now head of the OECD, now urging Australia to undertake carbon pricing. Cormann was a Liberal Social gathering Senator who was instrumental in repealing the nation’s key local weather coverage in 2014 underneath Prime Minister Abbott. Supply: Guardian

Barnaby Joyce takes credit score for excluding methane pledge from Internet Zero plan

Nationals Chief Barnaby Joyce takes credit score for Australia not signing Global Methane Pledge giving straw arguments for the meat business when long run development is methane from agriculture is lowering whereas fossil gasoline methane is rising. There are answers for lowering methane emissions in each sectors. Even Saudi Arabia has signed on. Labor’s Shadow Local weather Minister Chris Bowen says “We aren’t calling on the federal government to signal that pledge,” Background Information: Nature Editorial 25 August on Methane emissions. Supply: ABC: Barnaby Joyce says agriculture carved out of net zero by 2050 deal, more funding for regions

27 October: Offshore Wind Invoice debated in Home of Representatives

Its taken 8 years of coalition Authorities to introduce the Offshore Wind Invoice to parliament to create a licensing regime. Offshore wind is a mature know-how, however it isn’t a know-how given excessive precedence within the Authorities Expertise Funding Roadmap which kinds a part of the Authorities Internet Zero 2050 Plan.

“For a authorities that talks up ‘know-how not taxes’ it’s so disappointing that we have needed to wait so lengthy for this laws” says Labor MP Kate Thwaites, who says the ALP helps this invoice however places ahead the coverage wants extra work to ship for jobs and communities. Weblog Put up: Offshore wind Bill debated in Canberra to unlock offshore wind energy resource

UNEP Emissions Hole report reveals world on the right track for two.7C by 2100

The UN Atmosphere Program printed 2021 Emissions Gap – The Heat is on report analysing present Nationally Decided Contributions (NDCs) revealing world on monitor for a worldwide temperature rise of two.7°C by the top of the century. Commitments made for 2030 however not but submitted in an up to date NDC – solely take an extra 7.5 per cent off predicted annual greenhouse gasoline emissions in 2030, in comparison with the earlier spherical of commitments.  Australia submitted an up to date NDC in December 2020 with no change in 2030 targets, which would be the coverage place at COP26, though Morrison & Taylor will attempt to spin a projection of a 30-35 per cent emissions discount by 2030 ‘beating’ our extraordinarily low goal. Australia additionally falling short on our fair share of climate finance.

On lowering Methane emissions the report says Australia is without doubt one of the worst, a motive to signal on to The Global Methane Pledge: “Among the many main emitting international locations analysed, China, the Russian Federation, India and Australia present the best emission gaps for methane, with their NDC reductions relative to their 2°C reductions lower than the worldwide imply for each 2030 and 2050.” See: UNEP Emissions Gap: planet heading to 2.7C climate catastrophe without needed 2030 ambition at COP26

Science Nook: Australia’s hydrogen revolution must be renewables powereed

Dialog article by John Mathews, Professor Emeritus, Macquarie Enterprise College, Macquarie College:Australia’s clean hydrogen revolution is a path to prosperity – but it must be powered by renewable energy

26 October – Scott Morrison previously proclaims Australia’s internet zero by 2050 goal

Australia taking a know-how not taxes meet and cheat projection to Glasgow, which is one other manner of local weather delay and denial whereas expanding fossil fuel production

“You’ll be supported by our knowledge projection that can see us exceed our 2030 goal with emissions discount of as much as 35% by 2030. We’ll hold our dedication, although, in terms of our pledge that we made, and took to the final election of 26 to twenty-eight%, however we’ll meet it, and we’ll beat it. And we’ll beat it with emissions reductions we imagine concerning the 35%.” stated Morrison. Yeah the work of all of the states will see Australia obtain 37-42% emissions discount. Federal Authorities doing SFA in line with modelling on 2030 climate targets.

“That is the correct plan for Australia – to summarise the end result from it, which we’ll see within the plan, Australians $2,000 higher off on common in 2050 in contrast with no Australian motion.” says Angus Taylor. mmm Performing quick with renewables with sturdy 2030 targets confirmed residents can be $5000 higher off in line with Enterprise Council of Australia report. Guardian Australia Politics Live.

See Weblog: Morrison Net Zero 2050 Plan a fraud, with plans to double coal exports, new gas expansion

26 October – UK PM Boris Johnson hails Morrison’s 2050 internet zero coverage as ‘heroic’

“Australia’s new formal pledge to chop emissions to internet zero by 2050 is “heroic” and ought to be applauded, Boris Johnson has stated, whereas additionally warning subsequent week’s Glasgow local weather talks are prone to failure.” reports the Age. The grasp of UK Buffoonery congratulating the grasp of Aussie spin advertising.
Johnson didn’t increase Australia’s unwillingness to spice up its 2030 goal. Beforehand, COP26 president Alok Sharma said that Britain wished Australia to pursue a forty five to 50 per cent lower (5 October report)

26 October: Two Torres Strait Islanders provoke class motion case in opposition to Federal Authorities

Two Torres Strait neighborhood leaders lodged a case within the Federal Courtroom in opposition to the Australian Authorities, alleging it failed to guard First Nations conventional house owners dwelling on the entrance line of catastrophic local weather change. The Gudamalulgal conventional house owners, Wadhuam Paul Kabai and Wadhuam Pabai Pabai, from the distant, low-lying islands of Boigu and Saibai,l say the federal government’s failure to scale back emissions will pressure their communities to grow to be Australia’s first climate-change refugees. Case is modelled on the Urgenda Basis case in The Netherlands. Supply: SMH

26 October: An Australian local weather billboard banned in Glasgow

Organised by Dan Ilic and proven in Occasions Sq., the Apology from Australia billboard has been banned from show in Glasgow. The billboard was designed by a significant #JokeKeepr donor stated Dan Ilic. “Bullsh**ng is ok in Time Sq…however not Glasgow.” stated Dan on Twitter. Dan put out a call to boost $12,500 for one billboard to be proven over the two weeks of COP26 in Glasgow. His crowdfunding raised Au$216,340  from 2,519 backers. 
(Disclosure – I contributed to this crowdfunding and can obtain one field of Who Provides a Crap local weather emergency rest room paper)

25 October: Australian Authorities illustration at COP26

James Larsen, the local weather coordinator in PMC confirmed that Prime Minister Scott Morrison had indicated he would go to Glasgow COP26 local weather convention on 15 October, the final day for registration. Vitality Minister Angus Taylor can be confirmed. Warren Entsch additionally confirmed. Source.
“PMC officers have revealed Morrison is bringing 10 private employees to Glasgow together with senior advisers, advancers and his photographer. An additional 17 from PMC and DFAT.” advises Paul Karp (Guardian reporter) on twitter.

25 October: Australia’s 2030 Emissions Discount goal not altering

Senate estimate questioning of a Deputy Secretary of the Division of Vitality on 25 October reveals Australia’s 2030 goal not being up to date. See Weblog submit Explainer Australia’s 2030 climate targets for COP26 

25 October: Vitality and Emissions Discount minister refusing launch of Internet Zero 2050 Modelling

Senate Estimates had been instructed that Angus Taylor wouldn’t adjust to the senate order to launch the Internet Zero by 2050 modelling as a result of releasing the doc wouldn’t be within the public curiosity and would undermine the “idea of accountable authorities”. Source

22 October: Manufacturing Hole Report launched, Greenpeace Unearthed reveals 

The 2021 Manufacturing hole report had a scathing evaluation and profile of Australia. “Australian authorities initiatives will increase in coal, oil, and gasoline manufacturing of 4%, 32%, and 12%, respectively, from fiscal 12 months 2019 to 2030 (Australian Division of Trade, Science, Vitality and Assets, 2020a).”

A Report by Greenpeace reveals Australian authorities senior officers contesting statements within the draft IPCC Working Group III report on local weather mitigation, on phaseout of coal and gasoline, and the extent of fossil gasoline lobbying of the Australian authorities. See Weblog Put up: Australia’s Technology not taxes Meet and Cheat Strategy for #COP26 while increasing fossil fuel production.

20 October: Australian NGOs publish Fairer Futures report on local weather finance

Australian NGOs printed the Fairer Futures: Financing International Local weather Options report. This report referred to as for the Scaling up Australia’s contributions to international local weather finance in three phases to 2030: together with Instantly double Australia’s present local weather finance to $3 billion over 2020-2025; by 2023, form regional and international local weather responses by committing an extra $700 – $990 million to the Inexperienced Local weather Fund; by 2030, scale up Australia’s local weather finance to satisfy its justifiable share of $12 billion yearly. Learn Climate Action Moreland Blog, September submit on OECD assessment of climate Finance commitment.

14 October: satirical Australian local weather Billboards go dwell in Time Sq.

Dan Ilic launches a crowd funding marketing campaign to boost $12,500.00 to position three satirical billboards round Glasgow in the course of the two weeks of COP26. His Indiegogo web page is inundated with contributions.  Dan buys 10 minutes of time on the godzilla digital billboard in Occasions Sq. for 14 October. Simply hours later Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to going to COP26. Conincidence? possibly. A Rational Fear on Patreon. Ketan Joshi has carried out a projection of Australia’s present charge of emissions discount… to satisfy internet zero by 2303!!! Tweet

Local weather of the Nation Report 2021 launched: More ambitious climate action needed say Australians in 2021 Climate of the Nation Poll

September 17: Main Economies Discussion board – International Methane Pledge

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends MEF on zoom. A part of the dialogue is on local weather targets and likewise on  US/Europe initiative on International Methane Pledge for a 30% discount in methane by 2030 on present 2020 baseline to be launched at COP26. No report of Morrison collaborating on methane pledge. As at 24 October at the least 35 nations have pledged together with Saudi Arabia, Australia not amongst them. See Weblog Put up: Global Methane Pledge aims for 30 percent methane emissions cut from 2020 levels by 2030

August 9: IPCC sixth Evaluation Report Working Group I on the Bodily Science launched

UN Secretary Common calls this report Code Purple for Humanity. It consists of regional assessments: I element the two web page regional evaluation of local weather impacts for Australia and New Zealand. Learn my assessment at this weblog submit: IPCC climate science report: code red for humanity says UN Secretary General

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