Australian news, and some related international items

At last – Australia to ratify Paris climate change agreement

logo Paris climate1Australia to ratify Paris climate change agreement, despite concerns Donald Trump will withdraw, ABC News, 9 Nov 16 

The 2015 agreement came into force last week and has been ratified by 103 countries and covers 70 per cent of global emissions.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the agreement as “a watershed and turning point” that spurred international action on climate change……

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the agreement was in Australia’s national interest and would provide opportunity for Australian businesses.

“We believe through the use of technology and research and science and innovation, there will be many opportunities for Australian businesses,” she said……

November 10, 2016 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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