One ‘giant leap’ for hydrogen, the ‘biggest green deal since Paris’, Mumbai to decarbonise 20 years ahead of the rest of India, and South Australia could be the first big grid to go without synchronous generation. All this and more in the latest good news in climate solutions. 

In what has been dubbed the ‘biggest deal since Paris’, the United Nations agreed to create the world’s first global treaty on plastic pollution. Reuters.

Affordable renewable hydrogen could be here sooner than anticipated, as Australian researchers claim ‘giant leap’ in electrolyser technology. Peter Hannam for the Guardian.

South Australia is in a unique position to be the first gigawatt scale grid in the world to operate without synchronous generation – meaning no fossil fuels. Giles Parkinson for Renew Economy.

The European Council reached agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) regulation, which could make it the first market to introduce tariffs on imports of carbon intensive goods. James Murray for Business Green.

Solar, wind, hydro, nuclear and bioenergy produced more of the world’s electricity than coal in 2021, with Europe leading the way with wind and solar generation. Chris Campbell for the Financial Times.

India’s commercial capital of Mumbai has an ambitious climate plan that would see it reach net zero twenty years ahead of the rest of the nation. The Economist.

Customer-owned Bank Australia has set a world-leading net zero target for 2035. Ayesha de Kretser for Australian Financial Review.

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