China Takes the Lead in New Climate Change ParadigmWhat happens in China is central to the global effort to limit the extent of future climate change. China is already the largest emitter of greenhouse gases by far, even as it continues its process of urbanisation and economic modernisation. Under a traditional model of energy-intensive economic growth fed by fossil fuels, this would thwart... More >
by Associate Professor Frank Jotzo
COP21: What to Expect in ParisThe upcoming Paris Climate Change Conference is being named a major success even before it’s begun. However, its ultimate triumph is dependent on the ability of states to continue the trajectory of climate ambition after Paris. For the diplomatic community, treaty negotiations are typically judged to be either successful or very successful.... More >
by Professor Robyn Eckersley
Why Prime Minister Turnbull is Invested in a Paris Climate AgreementAs Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prepares to travel to Paris for the COP Climate Change Conference, signs are emerging that he views climate diplomacy and international agreement on climate change as the best way of selling climate policy to dissenting conservative voices at home. This week, Prime Minister Turnbull endorsed a G20 position... More >
by Associate Professor Matt McDonald
Australia Should Back Calls to End Coal and Save its Drowning NeighboursWhile all of us of will experience the effects of climate change most are not facing the inevitable disappearance of our country. Yet that is the case for the 92,000 inhabitants of Kiribati, as well as other low-lying island states across the planet. With its nation dispersed over more than 20 islands, some increasingly subject... More >
by Professor Peter Doherty AC
The multilateral trading system governed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is in serious trouble. In...
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