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New Zealand is quadrupling it’s financial commitment to helping at-risk nations combat climate change. Stuff.

Rio Tinto will spend $US7.5 billion ($10 billion) over the next nine years to halve its carbon emissions. Australian Financial Review.

Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes have pledged $1.5 billion of their personal wealth, by 2030, to financial and philanthropic ventures intended to ramp up the urgency in cutting carbon emissions. Australian Financial Review

Scientists in China have found a new way to make starch in a lab. South China Morning Post

Access to a healthy environment has been declared a human right by the UN rights council. UN News.

Indonesian President Jakowi chose COP26 as his first international trip since COVID-19 to demonstrate his commitment to climate action. The Jakarta Post.

The ACT Government is set to introduce a $20 price on carbon in an effort to reduce its own emissions. The Canberra Times.

Shareholders are using annual general meetings to demand climate action from ASX-listed companies. ABC News.

The Northern Territory unveiled blueprints for massive hubs to support solar, battery and hydrogen. Renew Economy.

China has the means and capabilities to fast-track its clean energy transition and bring forward its emissions peak by five years, according to the IEA. Renew Economy

Fortescue Metals announced its aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 from its customer operations, including crude steel manufacturers. Reuters.

The UK, Indonesia and Mexico were amongst seven countries to join the US and EU in committing to cut their methane emissions by 30% over the next decade. Climate Change News.

Most CO2 from Australia’s 2019-2020 wildfires have been offset by ocean algal blooms. New Scientist.

The NSW government signed off on Australia’s biggest hydrogen plan, that will see green hydrogen jobs in NSW outstrip those in the coal industry by 2050. The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Tasmanian government announced it will mandate a state target of net zero emissions from 2030. ABC News.