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19/12/2014
With increasing focus on international climate change cooperation in the run-up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Conference in Paris, ministers in the Abbott Government have been saying that Australia is doing its share to tackle global ...   
15/12/2014
This piece takes the long view in gauging efforts to stem global warming and its impacts using the tools of diplomacy. It is not about the details of the outcome of climate treaty talks that concluded yesterday in Lima, Peru. (Here’s what parties ...   
14/12/2014
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...   
14/12/2014
Global climate talks have been rescued from the brink of collapse - but leave a gaping loophole which could allow countries to continue polluting the atmosphere. Negotiations overran by 31 hours as politicians from 192 countries ...   
9/12/2014
When the United States and China agreed to a joint climate change initiative four weeks ago, it left the leaders of two of their major trading partners in an awkward position. For Australia, its strong growth of recent years has depended ...   
23/11/2014
A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely after promises for action by China, the United States and the European Union, but any agreement will probably be too weak to halt rising temperatures.Delegates from almost ...   
17/10/2014
Barack Obama’s negotiating position for a global deal to fight climate change is beginning to look like a big buffet. In speeches this week, Obama’s lead climate negotiator, Todd Stern, has given the clearest indication to date that America is ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
8/8/2014
Don't expect too much from the global climate-change accord that's expected to emerge from high-stakes international talks in Paris next year. A new MIT study concludes that even if negotiators reach a deal at the United Nations ...   
26/5/2014
The new conservative government in Australia proposes to be the first country in the world to abolish a legislated price on carbon emissions. Could Australia really go down this path? First, a bit of background. The ...   
10/3/2014
Nations setting up carbon markets must standardize their emission-reduction benchmarks to ensure international efforts to limit global warming stay on track, according to Switzerland’s climate envoy. At least 30 of 200 countries meeting ...   
26/2/2014
To get an inkling of how serious the Abbott government is likely to take today's release of the final report on Australia's carbon emissions reduction goals by the Climate Change Authority, try finding any reference to the report - or the ...   
14/1/2014
In December at Georgetown University, Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action and the Center for American Progress Action Fund brought together experts from around the U.S. and Canada to answer the question: Can Keystone Pass the President`s Climate ...   
2/1/2014
Last month, I wrote a piece discussing the fact that belief in climate change shifts with the weather -- the hotter the weather, the more people believe in it, and vice versa during colder spells. One of the most striking accusations delivered in ...   
24/12/2013
It is probably a safe bet that very few Americans unwrapping a brand-new iPhone left under their Christmas tree are thinking about its impact on the global climate.I have some good news for them, and some bad.No, Apple hasn’t ...   
6/11/2013
Lord Stern yesterday called on Parliament to introduce a revolutionary system of 'carbon tariffs' to help save the global climate. This would take the form of an import duty on goods from countries that do not charge companies for their carbon ...   
1/11/2013
Investors and the panel overseeing the U.N.'s carbon market for developing countries have called on delegates at next month's climate meeting in Warsaw to rescue the ailing scheme, which the U.N. estimates has provided $315 billion in funding to ...   
31/10/2013
Is nature trying to tell Tony Abbott something? No sooner had the new Australian Prime Minister started to dismantle the last government's policies for reducing carbon emissions, than wildfires swept across New South Wales, reigniting – as it ...   
29/10/2013
Australia's greenhouse gas reduction target of 5 per cent this decade is inadequate and should be increased to at least 15 per cent, according to the agency set up to advise the government on climate change policy. In a draft report that ...   
11/10/2013
Taking steps to minimise climate change now is cheaper than adapting to later problems created by inaction, argues the climate minister, Martin Lidegaard (Radikale), who wants to start the groundwork for the new climate deal that is expected in ...   
27/9/2013
"There are human and natural factors acting in the climate system, and understanding all the factors influencing our climate is an ongoing scientific goal. But the current increase in CO2 and its effects on our planet are attributed to human ...   
23/9/2013
More than ever, scientists say they’re convinced the Earth’s climate is warming. Yet lawmakers are struggling to do anything about it because the pace of change has unexpectedly slowed. The data has caused a United Nations panel to lower ...   
18/9/2013
Australia is at risk of breaching a global agreement to cut greenhouse gases as power markets signal Prime Minister Tony Abbott will exploit the widest election victory in nine years to repeal the nation’s carbon system.Electricity futures ...   
5/9/2013
Canadian author Naomi Klein is so well known for her blade-sharp commentary that it’s easy to forget that she is, above all, a first-rate reporter. I got a glimpse into her priorities as I was working on this interview. Klein told me she was ...   
4/9/2013
Six years ago, the inconvenient truth surrounding human-caused climate change was edgy enough to earn a Nobel Prize for Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — but the IPCC's upcoming re-assessment of our climatic future is ...   

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