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.
Environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg said that eight out of Australia's 12 most emission intensive power stations closed in the last five years. Is that right?
This week's Pacific Islands Forum is the region's premier multilateral summit. But members have begun turning elsewhere out of frustration with Australia's climate negotiation tactics.
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.
Two members of the Climate Change Authority offer an alternative view on its latest report, arguing that the recommendations are not in line with Australia's international climate obligations.
A new "toolkit" of suggested climate policies looks politically feasible, but it's too complicated and not ambitious enough to drive a real move to a low-carbon economy.
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.
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?
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.
The Greens have successfully cast themselves as the party of climate science. But to hit their climate goals they may need to become even more radical, by embracing technologies like nuclear power.
Australia has been mired in climate confusion for years - as reflected by its underwhelming performance at last year's Paris climate summit. Here's how to get things back on an even keel.
Modelling done for the Climate Institute indicates that without big policy changes Australia's path to zero emissions from the electricity sector by 2050 would mean huge disruption after 2030.
Governments and the aviation industry have welcomed new proposed aircraft emissions standards - which rather suggests that the new rules don't go far enough.
Australia's greenhouse emissions are once again rising, after a decade of consistent declines. But the right policies are already in place to turn things around - they just need to be ramped up.
How will the world actually deliver on the Paris climate ambition to hold global warming to no more than 1.5℃? It's a tough scientific and technical challenge.
The inclusion of a 1.5℃ goal in the Paris climate deal might have surprised some observers. But in reality, the diplomatic groundwork was laid years before.
The Paris deal has laid the foundations for real global progress on climate change. On that score, it must be judged a huge success.
COP21 ended with an agreement that is at once both historic, important – and inadequate
At the Paris climate talks, the world has signed up to the first truly global treaty to tackle global warming. Our experts react.
The Paris climate agreement doesn't specifically address cutting down on coal, but the tide is turning against coal mining anyway.