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Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds

The production and burning of coal, oil and gas was subsidised by $5.9tn in 2020, with not a single country pricing all its fuels sufficiently to reflect their full supply and environmental costs.

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‘Eye-watering’: Climate change disasters will cost Australia billions each year, study finds

Climate change-related disasters will cost Australia $73bn a year by 2060, even if action to curb emissions is taken now, a report has found.

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Shipping firms vow to cut emissions if governments support low-carbon tech

The global shipping industry has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century – but only if governments impose a mandatory levy on shipping fuel to fund the development of new low-carbon technology.

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Confront climate change to stop military being diverted to natural disasters, former ADF chief warns

Australia's military will be less ready to confront other security crises if troops are increasingly required to respond to climate-related disasters, a former chief of the Australian defence force has warned.

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Emission pledges by states put extra pressure on Scott Morrison to lift national climate goals

Australian states could deliver at least a 34% cut in national greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 based on existing pledges, prompting calls for the Morrison government to lift its climate goals.

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful cyclones are at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking over the coming decades, a new report warns.

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns.