Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shake hands during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Sept. 3, 2016.
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Although Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax invented by China, Chinese leaders believe cutting carbon emissions will generate economic and political payoffs at home and abroad.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart François Hollande can help to drive global climate action.
If Donald Trump turns away from climate action as George W. Bush did, Europe and China can respond by forming an alliance that will turn the United States from a climate leader into a follower.
French President François Hollande was among those who warned Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Paris climate deal.
The latest climate summit began the long slog towards putting the Paris Agreement into action. But it generated more questions than answers, particularly on how to handle a Trump-led United States.
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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg announce plans to ratify the Paris climate deal, which could be severely weakened by a US change of heart.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced plans to ratify the Paris climate agreement, a day after US participation in the treaty was thrown into dought by Donald Trump's election victory.
Bhokul has faced the loss of her family’s land, and the loss of their income. Now climate change threatens her livelihood even more.
Meet Bhokal, who has already lost so much due to environmental disasters, and who needs the Paris agreement to be a success.
Marrakesh awaits an influx of climate negotiators.
The Paris agreement may be in force, but that doesn't mean the world agrees on climate change.
Hard decisions must be made, and commitments must be backed up by concrete action at this year’s climate conference in Morocco.
The Paris climate conference made key plans to avert global warming. The conference in Morocco will hope to put these plans in action.
Less than a year after the Paris negotiations, the process is gathering pace.
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Just 11 months after the Paris climate talks, the resulting treaty has come into force. The rapid ratification looks set to heap even more pressure on Australia to come up with a credible climate policy.
We’ve come a long way since the agreement was formed in 2015.
Experts agree that a new era for climate policy here. But the hard work starts now.
US President Barack Obama welcomes news the Paris Agreement will come into force from November 4.
The Paris Agreement will come into force on November 4. Will Australia be part of the pack?
Many businesses are committing to sourcing all of their energy from renewable sources.
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A swell of business action is continuing following the Paris climate agreement.
Presidents Jinping (centre) and Obama (right) have ensured that the Paris Agreement now covers 40% of the world’s emissions, bringing it closer to coming into force.
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Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, which languished for years, the Paris climate agreement is rocketing towards the threshold for it to enter into international law – leaving Australia in its wake.
Half a degree could make all the difference for the Great Barrier Reef.
A new report published by the Climate Institute says Australia could avoid lengthy heatwaves and help save the Great Barrier Reef by meeting the Paris Agreement's 1.5C global warming goal.
Turnbull might be hamstrung by his barely-there majority.
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Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
The UK is letting itself go over budget.
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British people will still be able to emit 60% more than their fair share.
Britain, one of the European Union’s most consistent backers of climate action, is poised to walk out.
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Britain was among Europe's most progressive voices on climate policy. Its imminent withdrawal leaves the European Union grappling with voices of dissent from member states such as Poland.
To reach zero emissions by 2050, we need to invest in zero emissions technology now.
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Green progress? The ANU needs to dig deeper on divestment.
The Paris climate deal has supposedly sent a signal to the wider world that now is the time to pull out of fossil fuel investments. Universities can set the pace – but they need to do more.
The immense coal powerplant in Mundra, India, a controversial CDM project.
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