If we want to live sustainably, we must question our appetite for growth.
Australia hasn’t done much planning to prepare for the shift away from coal. But it’s not too late to learn from international experiences.
We've been here before. In fact we've been going round in circles on climate policy for decades, while the temperature (of the debate, as well as the planet) climbs ever higher.
Imagine a world with climate action, where an army of volunteers work together to improve the environment and influence policies.
While countries recognise the urgent need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by favouring greener energies, the ever-increasing demand for electricity has led to rising coal consumption.
An American coal company is suing the Canadian government over Alberta's plan to combat climate change.
Multiple studies have found the overall impact on labor markets to be minor, even if some workers will need new career paths.
While climate denialism impedes policymaking in both the US and Australia, there are key differences in their political and public cultures.
As Australia looks to expand the coal industry at home, it's also ramping up regional diplomacy aimed at avoiding condemnation by those at the front line of climate change.