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How do the major parties rate on climate policies? We asked 5 experts

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time – so what have the Coalition and the Labor party actually promised? Five experts grade different aspects of their climate policies.
The threat of expensive payouts may already be having an effect. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

How treaties protecting fossil fuel investors could jeopardize global efforts to save the climate – and cost countries billions

A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
The SEC’s proposed rules include some reporting of so-called Scope 3 emissions, in companies’ supply chains and use of their products. AP Photo/Noah Berger

SEC proposes far-reaching climate disclosure rules for companies – here’s where the rules may be vulnerable to legal challenges

The SEC’s proposal would require companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and other climate risks, but it’s not a done deal yet.
The Capitol Power Plant, which uses fossil fuels. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

What is the ‘social cost of carbon’? 2 energy experts explain

The social cost helps regulators factor in harm from climate change when they consider new rules and purchases, like buying electric- vs. gas-powered trucks for the Postal Service.
Climate marches, like this one in Glasgow during the COP26 climate conference in November 2021, can help people move from worry to action. AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

The climate crisis demands courage not optimism

Instead of asking about optimism, it’s time to ask what we as citizens are going to do about climate change.

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