Investors lead push for Australian business to cut emissions more than government forecasts

Major investors and super funds will lead a push for the private sector to make much deeper cuts in national greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 than planned by the Morrison government, including setting a target based on what scientists say is necessary.



a herd of cattle grazing on a dry grass field: Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP


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The newly created “climate league 2030” is calling on investors, insurers, banks and companies to sign up to a goal of reducing national emissions by at least 230m tonnes a year more than the government forecasts by 2030.

It is equivalent to about a 45% cut by 2030 compared with the 2005 benchmark used by the government – the minimum short-term target recommended by the government’s Climate Change Authority for Australia to play its part in keeping average global heating below 2C. They say action is needed now to put the country on a path to net zero emissions by

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Small business coalition continues push for new reopening plan

SAN DIEGO – A coalition made up of San Diego County businesses is taking the next steps in its push for a new local economic reopening plan.

“Currently, there is no green tier,” said Jon Weber, owner of Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop and founder of the We Mean Business coalition. “Currently, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.”

Weber started the coalition as a way for local businesses to join together toward the end of what has been a tumultuous year for most industries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of others have joined him in recent weeks to hold several rallies and now many of them are on board to sign a petition on the group’s website.

They hope it will force San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors to meet them halfway to draft a less restrictive reopening plan.

“It’s our commitment to the county

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Levi’s, Hilfiger Push a New Kind of Online Shopping. It Looks a Lot Like QVC.

To get homebound shoppers to splurge, some brands are copying QVC.

On a recent afternoon, more than 12,600 viewers tuned in to Tommy Hilfiger’s website to watch models, influencers and celebrities talk about the brand’s fall collection.

“You’ve got this piece here, which is super, super dope,” said Toni-Blaze Ibekwe, a stylist and editor of Wonderland Magazine, showing off a blue and white sherpa jacket made from recycled fabric.

Retailers are trying to appeal to consumers who long turned up their noses at QVC and the Home Shopping Network. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Levi Strauss hope shoppers who are still reluctant to visit stores can be persuaded to tune in to the live-streamed online sales events and spend on ruffled blouses, handbags and other nonessential items ahead of the holiday shopping season.

During the 30-minute to one-hour sessions, which have taken off in China but are relatively new to

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