While climate denialism impedes policymaking in both the US and Australia, there are key differences in their political and public cultures.
Climate change will have a big impact on the global economy, for better or worse. We explore four issues that bring climate and trade negotiations head to head.
What future the Great Barrier Reef? What future energy policy? Two new publications on the ongoing battles of climate politics deserve close attention.
A new report from the Climate Council details the climate policy ambitions of Australian cities and local governments, and launches a new project to link their efforts together.
More than 200 mayors have committed their cities to stick with the Paris climate deal no matter what the US does. Electric vehicles offer a promising route to making good on that pledge.
US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement might eventually be a good thing for the climate. Psychologists call this a 'paradoxical intervention'.
As the US leaves the Paris accord, how much faith should we put in international treaties? States, cities and local movements are increasingly important players in the fight against climate change.
However, the global climate regime should survive without the United States.
The White House is deciding whether or not to stay in the Paris climate agreement. But a large majority of Americans – including Trump voters – want the U.S. to participate and lead.
The era of a new coal power plant in China every week is over.
Beijing wants to build an 'ecological civilisation'.
Donald Trump has signalled the end of US leadership on climate policy, with potentially unpleasant consequences for America's economy, security and diplomatic standing.
After 12 years, The Climate Institute is shutting down having failed to find financial backing for its brand of "centrist, pragmatic advocacy" on climate policy.
Talk of adapting to climate change is less polarizing to conservatives than the idea of slashing emissions.
Nobody in business wants to touch new "clean" coal plants, which means taxpayers would be left to foot the billion-dollar bills.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has set out a strong vision for Australia's energy policy, but there are many challenges ahead.
The social cost of carbon – which calculates the impact of carbon emissions – plays a key role in US climate policy.
The idea of clean coal has been around for 40 years, but remains a pipe dream.
It seems Trump and his appointees already accept more global warming science than they are prepared to let on.
If you thought the climate debate has been ugly, you haven't seen anything yet. In 2017 Australia will review its climate policies, and the process is not off to a good start.