Britain, one of the European Union’s most consistent backers of climate action, is poised to walk out.
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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 public appetite for climate policy is bigger now than when Julia Gillard’s government passed the carbon tax in 2011.
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Climate has been something of a sleeper issue in this election. But a new survey suggests voters are keener for action now then they were when the carbon tax was making its way through parliament.
Shadow environment minister Mark Butler and environment minister Greg Hunt shake hands before the National Press Club debate.
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Climate change has won and lost elections in the past, and there's a distinct chill in the air this time around.
Labor has promised half of Australia’s electricity will come from renewables in 2030.
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There's a wealth of climate policies to choose from this election – but what will they do electricity prices?
Labor has released a six point climate plan, which features a proposed phased emissions trading scheme.
Labor has said it would introduce an emissions trading scheme for large emitters. PolicyCheck unpacks the detail and provenance of this proposed plan.
Labor has promised 50% of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2050, but has left the detail for after the election.
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Labor's detailed climate policy is ambitious, but it remains to be seen if it will capture the voters.
Malcolm Turnbull’s speech to the Paris climate summit lacked real focus, but he still has time to grab the issue with both hands before the election.
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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.
Investment in renewables has slowed to trickle.
Renewable energy has had a rough time in Australia. Good climate policy could fix that.
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For the Paris deal to succeed we'll need some effective carbon matchmaking.
The airline industry's promised technological solutions have not arrived, and they never will.
Senator Ian Macdonald, pictured here speaking against the carbon tax in 2014, has since described human-induced climate change as “farcical and fanciful”.
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After fighting the 1990 election on a stronger climate platform than Labor, the following two decades saw an ebb and flow of climate scepticism in the Liberal Party, which still continues today.
Really deep cuts in aircraft emissions are still a distant prospect.
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Governments and the aviation industry have welcomed new proposed aircraft emissions standards - which rather suggests that the new rules don't go far enough.
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The IMF wants a levy on ship and plane fuel, but that won't magically create low-carbon alternatives.
The Paris agreement introduces a new mechanism for international co-operation.
Despite there being no reference to the words “market mechanism” or “carbon market” in the agreement, the agreement clearly establishes a new international carbon market mechanism.
James Hansen says currently proposed carbon pricing schemes won’t solve the problem.
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Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen has come to the Paris climate talks to push his radical alternative to current carbon pricing schemes.
Past deals on emissions trading increased compensation to the electricity sector.
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Australia needs to "reset" discussions related to climate policy, according to the government's advisory body on climate policy.
Malcolm Turnbull, as a former investment banker, should be able to feel the prevailing global winds around climate finance.
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After years of squabbling over climate policy, do we now have a prime minister prepared to clean up the mess? Given a fair wind at the Paris summit and an election win, Turnbull might just pull it off.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, speaking on Q&A.
Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, told Q&A that China will increase its carbon emissions 150% between 2005 and 2030. Is that correct?
The dawn of a reborn emissions trading scheme led by South Australia is not as unfeasible as Premier Jay Weatherill suggests.
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Australia used to have state-based emissions trading schemes, before they were ditched in favour of the now-abandoned national one. State premiers might say there's no way to resurrect them, but there is.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced pledged to adopt a national emissions trading scheme from 2017.
China, the world's biggest greenhouse emitter, will set up a national emissions trading scheme beginning in 2017. Our experts react to the announcement, made during President Xi Jinping's US state visit.