Can negotiators in Paris get a hit?
The UN climate talks in Bonn last week left many key issues unresolved, creating big challenges for forging a global deal in Paris later this year that would avert the worst effects of climate change.
At the end of this year, world leaders will converge on Paris with the aim of thrashing out a climate deal that will hopefully keep global warming within the world’s agreed limit of 2C (or at least, not…
Noami Klein speaking in Sydney.
Christopher Wright speaks with Canadian journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein about capitalism's impact on the environment and how it has influenced our responses to climate change.
New Delhi’s Yamuna River, like much of India’s water, is polluted. The world urgently needs low-carbon ways to clean things up.
Much of the world still lacks access to proper sanitation and clean water - an issue that needs urgent action. But without low-carbon technologies, clean water could come at the expense of the climate.
Falling renewable costs could make action on climate change cheaper.
Debate is continuing around Australia's 2030 climate target and how much it will cost Australia's economy.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the size of the problem.
Climate change 'changes everything', says the writer Naomi Klein. The only way society can respond is to change itself - and that will need everyone on be on the same page instead of arguing about it.
Conventional wisdom says Barack Obama will hit political obstacles on the way to fulfilling his climate ambitions. But they might be easier to sidestep than you think,
Much has been made of the domestic political roadblocks between US President Barack Obama and climate action. But by using existing treaties he can get around the hostile Congress and help cut global emissions.
Bonn in June: just a few steps away from the big show in Paris later this year.
It's pledge season: countries are beginning to submit carbon reduction commitments for the Paris climate talks later this year. What's the US doing and can it meet its targets?
Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop at the last year’s Lima climate talks, where nations agreed new transparency rules over climate targets.
Countries that drag their feet on climate action have fewer places to hide these days. Rules brought in at the 2014 Lima talks require them not just to set targets, but to publicly justify them too.
While the politicisation of climate change has transformed climate reporting into something of a circus, the Coalition’s announcement of a 26% emissions reduction target on 2005 levels for Australia by…
Environment minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Tony Abbott announce Australia’s 2030 climate target.
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Australia’s new emissions target is not “squarely in the middle of comparable economies". Towards the bottom of the pack of comparable countries, on key indicators. But Australia is coming to the party, and that counts for a lot.
Is Australia’s 2030 climate target really going to protect the coal industry?
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said his government's 2030 climate target will be good for the environment and jobs – and good for protecting the nation's coal industry.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announce new climate targets.
Australia will take a target of reducing emissions by 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030 to the Paris climate conference.
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.
The US EPA’s Clean Power Plan will cut power sector emissions 32% by 2030.
President Obama's new targets for emissions from electricity are a crucial step towards a credible US climate policy. And where the United States leads, others are more likely to follow.
EPA to states: we need a reductions plan.
Complicated and controversial, the EPA Clean Power Plan is well-conceived and has the potential to curb emissions but still faces serious hurdles.
Not happy in coal country – unless you’re a lawyer.
The expected barrage of legal attacks on the EPA Clean Power Plan hinge on two arguments, which may ultimately go to the US Supreme Court.
Now regulated for carbon emissions.
How the US ended up regulating carbon emissions using the 1970 Clean Air Act rather than a national cap-and-trade emissions trading system.
Obama announces the EPA Clean Power Plan at the White House.
A panel of scholars provide analysis of the Obama administration's EPA Clean Power Plan and its impact on the electricity sector, the climate and politics at home and abroad.
US President Barack Obama has unveiled the United States’ most comprehensive climate policy so far.
US President Barack Obama's new climate plan aims to cut greenhouse emissions from the nation's coal-dominated power sector by 32% by 2030. Will it get through, and how will it affect this year's climate talks?