Plans to reduce emissions quickly are seductive but can stall. Climate initiatives should end dependence on fossil energy and pursue a path towards a more just and equitable society.
There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national 'cap and trade' emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
The European Commission will propose a wide-ranging 'climate law' in the next few months.
Here’s a rare chance to lever serious resources to transform society.
Although marginalized from policy decisions, northern Indigenous communities have maintained and developed strong social networks to help them cope with climate change.
Michelle Grattan and Professor Geoff Crisp discuss this week in politics.
Emergency Leaders for Climate Action have a simple message: we're in “a new age of unprecedented bushfire danger” due to climate change. But Morrison refuses to acknowledge it as a central issue.
The mass protests shine a spotlight on the tension between policies that raise energy prices and day-to-day energy affordability.
The costs, and the pain, of climate change only increase the longer we wait to act.
Vehicle emissions and industrial facilities are contributing to climate change, but many conservatives don't believe it.
Economic and political assessments of climate change have for years helped justify inaction. Now, young environmentalists worldwide are shifting the debate to focus on values, ethics and justice.
Climate change could take centre stage during Canada's federal election.
The Committee on Climate Change criticises slow progress, but has little to say about how to reconfigure government to make climate action a priority.
Citizens' assemblies could be vital in kick-starting the tough steps needed to safeguard a healthy world – but the detail for how they will work will be important.
The bold pronouncements of 2019 must mean something through the 2020s and beyond.
Voters disagree on importance of climate change, universally dislike current energy and environment policy.
We've been here before. In fact we've been going round in circles on climate policy for decades, while the temperature (of the debate, as well as the planet) climbs ever higher.
Environmental taxes encourage consumers to conserve energy or switch to less carbon-intensive fuels.
Labor has ditched its reliance on a single economy-wide climate policy, in favour of a range of different measures that will all help drive down emissions. But some crucial issues remain unaddressed.
States are folding the social and economic costs of burning fossil fuels into their electricity policies, giving utilities a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions.