The direct confrontational tactics adopted by environmental activists over the past decade have transformed the global climate movement.
A web of local environmental action campaigns launched against oilsands pipelines a decade ago helped bring an end to Keystone XL.
Montreal climate march, September 27 2019.
New research shows changing your lifestyle for environmental reasons can lead you into political action.
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XR has the nation's attention, but to build on this momentum its purpose must not become overshadowed by its tactics.
Scott Morrison has given a new name to an old policy.
Scott Morrison's pledge to spend billions on a Climate Solutions Fund is a thinly veiled rehash of the widely criticised Emissions Reduction Fund, which had much of its work undone by fine print.
Pamphlets for participatory budgeting processes in New York , a system that does back to ancient Greece.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
Policy uncertainty within government surrounding climate change complicates efforts by carbon-intensive companies to develop a long-term strategy.
Managers from carbon intensive companies are holding off on long term emissions strategies because of uncertainty around regulations and policies, new research finds.
Plants absorb carbon and store it in the land.
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Australia is pumping 6.5 times more carbon into the atmosphere than the land can absorb.
A price on carbon introduced by the Labor government, dubbed the “carbon tax”, was more effective at motivating big emitters to act, compared to the current Direct Action plan.
New research has found that carbon intensive companies have lost focus on reducing emissions under Direct Action, when compared with the carbon tax.
Turnbull might be hamstrung by his barely-there majority.
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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?
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.
Energy efficiency projects could receive more subsidies if Direct Action is continued.
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Direct Action is the centrepiece of Australia's climate action – but it may not be working as well as the government hopes.
Prison to prosecco: the Heathrow 13 celebrate after avoiding jail time.
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Protesters could be tempted to add 'criminal damage' to trespass, thereby ensuring a more sympathetic trial by jury.
Environmental campaigners have employed an argument that they were forced into 'illegal' action but judges are still not buying it.
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.
Australia will struggle to make real emissions reductions without making structural change away from coal in the energy sector.
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The latest emissions auction closes the gap to Australia's climate target, but still leaves work to be done.
Australia has around a million hectares of plantations, much of them no longer commercially viable.
The GFC killed off Australia's timber plantation boom, leaving behind a million hectares of timber. But by recognising the carbon value in these trees, a new industry could grow in place of the old.
After barely two weeks in office, the direction the Turnbull government is likely to take on climate is beginning to emerge. Remembering that Malcolm Turnbull would not have had the numbers for a spill…
In 2010 Malcolm Turnbull threatened to cross the floor to vote for emissions trading. Polls suggest the public would back him now, even if his party won’t.
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In backing Abbott's existing climate policy, Malcolm Turnbull looks like appeasing his party. But his prospects would be better served by appealing to voters who are anxious for strong climate action.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the announcement of Australia’s 2030 climate target.
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Australia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. Experts respond.
It might be nice if buying the right to emit greenhouse pollution could be made a bit simpler.
The term 'carbon tax' is a political poison in Australia, thanks to the previous carbon tax which was actually an emissions trading scheme. Yet ironically, many economists prefer a tax over an ETS anyway.