The revised safeguard mechanism could form the basis of an economy-wide carbon price.
Australia’s new climate deal contains wins for the Greens – but the negotiations were bruising
A child born now is likely to suffer, on average, three to four times as many climate extreme events in their lifetime as their grandparents did.
More must be done to ensure the Albanese government truly delivers the emissions reductions it has promised.
Amid Russia’s war on Ukraine, spiralling inflation and energy shortages, tackling climate change has been central to the recovery plans of the world’s biggest economies.
The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.
Australia last week moved to tackle the climate crisis when federal parliament passed Labor’s climate bill. But the new law is just the first step.
The landfill industry’s decision to speak out about the integrity of carbon credits provides an opportunity to put the system back on the rails.
When it comes to emissions reduction, Australia needs a proper national conversation and a long-term plan. The climate change bill about to pass parliament doesn’t provide this.
Labor has put fuel efficiency rules on the agenda. But the standards must be stringent and purpose-built for Australia.
Perhaps not since the marriage equality vote has the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives carried such a combination of substantive and symbolic import as the Albanese government’s climate legislation.
The Greens backed Labor’s moderate emissions cuts to avoid being seen as unwilling to compromise. But it’s only the start of a new wrestle over climate ambition.
Word from The Hill: Peter Dutton puts nuclear power on opposition’s agenda
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
The public would be kept up to date on progress towards meeting Australia’s 43% emissions reduction target with an annual ministerial statement and oversight by the Climate Change Authority
Environment groups are pushing the Greens to accept Labor’s emissions target. What do these tensions mean for climate action?
There’s been very little media or political discussion of what Australia should be aiming for in 2035. This is baffling.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
Our new analysis suggests the vast majority of carbon credits granted for regrowing native forests either has not occurred, or would have occurred anyway.
Labor has promised a 43% cut in Australia’s emissions by 2030 and a high-integrity carbon credit market is vital to reaching this goal.
A new study finds that companies’ emissions reductions may not be what they seem.
Companies are buying renewable energy certificates to meet their emissions targets, but new research suggests that the bulk of these purchases do not lead to actual emission reductions.