There are ways to reduce the risk of protests like France's yellow vests movement.
Canada's top-down approach to designing its climate policy has failed. It needs to find ways to engage with individuals.
The Conversation played host to really important new ideas in 2018. Some will take years to develop. Others will never come to fruition. But they're important.
Millions of people worldwide are either indifferent to a carbon tax or opposed. If citizens were motivated by potential carbon dividends, maybe politicians would finally take action on climate change.
Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia's biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.
Brexit may be an unexpected boon for the UK's climate leadership. Here's how the UK can seize the initiative.
George H.W. Bush, who pledged to be 'the environmental president,' took a market-based approach to pollution control that helped clear the air. Now some experts think it could work on climate change.
It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report to be released by UNSW today outlines how.
But many new governors and members of Congress intend to take action on climate change.
These policies, which are designed to slow the pace of climate change, don't have to cost taxpayers, and they do not appear to hinder economic growth.
The idea of a renewable energy transition is exciting. It opens up space to think about enhancing democracy and decolonization.
Explaining how carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems work is simpler than figuring out how high those taxes and caps should be.
Exxon Mobil has a clear motive to back a new plan to tax carbon with its clout and money. And a carbon tax that is high enough to work might prove politically impossible to enact.
William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
Environmentalists claimed victory when a court ruling put the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on hold. But delaying or cancelling the project would also impact Canada's climate change strategy.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned the emissions-reduction component of his signature energy policy, in the latest chapter of a brutal decade-long saga for Australian climate policy.
The carbon tax is an unpopular and deeply unequal measure. And Sweden, given as an example in this field, needs to be examined more closely.
Ontario and Saskatchewan are vociferously fighting the federal government's carbon tax efforts. But rather than back down, Ottawa should embrace a simple, fair and transparent “carbon dividend.”
The latest annual survey from the Lowy Institute shows that 59% of Australians support strong climate action, and 84% want the government to embrace renewable energy even if it's more expensive.