One way to reduce emissions is increase the amount of non-fossil fuel sources of energy.
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See what it takes to limit global warming to 2C.
Evacuees gather at a rescue centre after this month’s floods in the Philippines. But for many women the danger doesn’t end here.
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Climate change isn't gender-neutral. The effects are likely to hit the world's poorest women hardest of all, because they are more likely to lack the resources to escape natural disasters or disease.
Coal no more? The rise of renewables and climate action will spell an end to Australia’s coal industry.
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Australia's failure to reassess its commitment to coal will have serious negative consequences, not only for Australia’s economy, but for the health and well being of millions of people and the global environment.
The Copenhagen talks generated huge interest - but an underwhelming result.
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The stakes could scarcely be higher at December's climate summit in Paris, described as the world's best chance of averting climate catastrophe. The Conversation will be there to see if the talks can deliver.
Forest fires, often the result of land clearing, are becoming a major issue for Indonesia and its neighbours.
The world's rainforests are still being slashed and burned at a dizzying rate to make consumer products. But now there are signs of real political will, especially in Asia, to rein in the destruction.
Soon the oceans will be too warm to support thriving coral reefs.
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Corals are experiencing only the third global bleaching event in recorded history, caused by warming seas. But worse is yet to come.
India’s main aim is to get electricity to more of the population - using renewables where possible.
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India has pledged to ramp up renewable energy and make its economy more carbon-efficient. And while that will help cut emissions, the main motivation is to give power to the many who still lack access to electricity.
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.
Ros Kelly was the first in a long line of federal ministers to address themselves to the question of Australia’s emissions target.
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When Australia's government first pledged to set an emission-reduction target, Jon Bon Jovi was riding high in the charts. The progress made in the 25 years since has hardly been a blaze of glory.
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?
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.
Climate diplomacy: in a another joint announcement from the US and China, president Xi Jinping committed to an emissions trading scheme in 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a landmark commitment on climate change, pledging to launch what will become the world's largest and most important emissions trading scheme when it begins in 2017.
Motivation to act: Beijing pollution.
A summit between officials from the US and China on climate change underscores the crucial role cities need to play in meeting national carbon-emission goals.
Corporate capitalism has locked humanity into a process of creative self-destruction.
'Insatiable' by Theodore Bolha
To make a meaningful difference to climate change, businesses will have to break out of a cycle of exploiting the earth's resources in ever-more creative ways.
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.
Abbott isn’t the first leader to be toppled amid questions over his approach to climate change.
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From Hawke-Keating to Rudd-Gillard, climate policy has an uncanny ability to cost Australian political leaders their jobs. And it was a key element in the rivalry between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.
The best way to ensure emissions reductions are permanent is to transform the energy sector.
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58 countries have submitted their climate targets ahead of international talks in Paris. We know the numbers, but not all efforts to combat climate change are equal.
The Abbott government’s instinct on foreign policy is to approach it through the lens of domestic politics.
The pressure the Abbott government faced over the Syrian refugee crisis hints at a broader trend. Global political dynamics are now exposing a credibility deficit in Australian foreign policy.
Connie Hedegaard says political leaders could stop coming to climate summits unless Paris delivers significant progress.
Connie Hedegaard, who chaired the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, says the stakes are high for this year's crunch talks in Paris, and that without a solid result, the process could begin to fragment.
Nick Rowley and Connie Hedegaard talk about the importance of real progress in Paris.
An edited transcript of a climate roundtable hosted by the Sydney Democracy Network and featuring former EU Climate Commissioner Connie, who chaired the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit.