Domestic political tensions is undermining the country’s ambitions to act as a global role model.
War, famine and an energy crunch are affecting the world’s response to climate change, but there are reasons for optimism.
This idea environmental regulation hurts the economy is deeply entrenched in pro-business discourse. Our analysis of 22 nations suggest, in the long term, the opposite is true.
As a former environment official, I’ve been involved with the EPBC Act for more than 20 years. But I was still shocked by the scathing report card.
Native Brazilians are among the Amazon’s most effective defenders against logging and mining, because they’re fighting not just for the environment but for their people’s very survival.
Taxes designed to encourage a green transition can instead penalise smaller businesses and ensure they’re left behind.
The horror of the last weeks and months are a compressed version of the last 30 years in bushfire and climate politics.
The presence of an active and dynamic Green Party would be vital in helping to keep Labour on track.
Conservatives worldwide favor carbon pricing, cap-and-trade systems and other innovative environmental plans – just not in the United States.
Green parties across Europe scored an all-time high in the European Parliament elections. Now, they’ll seek key reform on agriculture and trade – and could be kingmakers for Juncker’s replacement.
Labor would create a new Australian Environment Act and establish a federal Environment Protection Agency in its first term.
Brazil’s president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
Is 3D printing better for the environment than conventional manufacturing? The jury is still out.
Environmental and health groups have called for the creation of a non-political federal agency with the power to rule on pollution levels - much like the Reserve Bank does for interest rates.
Science advisers can make important contributions to environmental policy and decision making by government. But we should expect even more.
China, which recycles much of the world’s waste material, is slashing its scrap imports. This move could force the United States and Europe to boost recycling instead of shipping trash overseas.
Brazil has been throwing money at Amazonian cattle farmers, hoping they’ll adopt ‘greener’ crops like fruit or corn. A new study shows why loans won’t fix the environmental issue presented by ranches.
Despite their clever repackaging and repositioning, the Greens face a disappointing election night – and their biggest problem isn’t going away.
Theresa May has ignored the ‘low politics’ of energy for too long.
Global warming and carbon emissions, left unchecked, could cause rising sea levels and displace almost 200 million people. But we can still prevent the worst case scenario if we act now.