Multi-national insurers with more than USD 1.2 trillion in assets under management have urged governments to commit to phasing out fossil fuel subsides by 2020 at the G20 leaders’ summit in Hangzhou, China next month.
Insurance companies Aviva, Aegon NV and MS Amlin have signed a joint statement, along with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Open Energi, warning governments of the risks of continuing to fund the production of oil, coal and gas.
The news on climate chgange gets worse every day, and yet preventative/restorative action is not on the agenda of any of our leaders.
On Friday evening 12 August, Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, Hon Mark Bailey, Officially launching Beyond Zero Emissions' Electric Vehicles Plan - a world first……….
Engineer Fiona Coe provides insight into how professionals can engage in the climate change conversation, ahead of the Big Conversation event held at UTS in Sydney on 2 August:
This piece by Christine McDougall beautifully describes the rage affliction that is creeping through society today, fed by the mindless rantings of our politicians. Maintain and build fear in society and they will vote us back every time. We learn nothing from history…….
Tina Perinotto, Managing Editor of The Fifth Estate, and I met with Ian Dunlop last Tuesday in Sydney. Tina has featured her thoughts from that meeting in her "From the Front Desk" editorial in today's Fifth Estate Newsletter:
"Ian is a cool strategic corporate leader, previous head of the Australian Coal Association, Cambridge educated engineer, now climate campaigner. We were preparing for a talk he will give for Engineers Australia at UTS on 2 August (with The Fifth Estate on a panel after).