Environment + Energy – Analysis and Comment

Was Labor’s shadow environment minister, Mark Butler, right to say Australia was ‘pretty much’ the only major advanced economies where greenhouse pollution levels are going up? AAP/Stefan Postles

Election FactCheck: is Australia among the only major advanced economies where pollution levels are going up?

Labor's shadow environment minister, Mark Butler, said Australia is now "pretty much the only major advanced economy where pollution levels are going up, not coming down." Is that right?
While some councils wish to take a long-term view of what can reasonably be done in the face of sea-level rises, private property owners just want their homes protected. AAP/Dan Peled

Coastal law shift from property rights to climate adaptation is a landmark reform

Many properties are at risk from rising sea levels, with owners and councils at odds over the costs of defending these. NSW law reform may lead to more forward-looking climate change adaptation.