Mr Morrison, please don’t make empty promises: enshrine our climate targets in law

James Ross/AAP Tim Stephens, University of Sydney In the lead-up to this year’s United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the Morrison government is inching towards adopting a net-zero emissions target for 2050. If Prime Minister Scott Morrison can resist internal party pressure to exempt some sectors from the commitment, the target would be welcome. It

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No point complaining about it, Australia will face carbon levies unless it changes course

John Quiggin, The University of Queensland Reports that Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is considering calling for carbon border levies at the G7 summit to be held in London in June have produced a predictable reaction from the Australian government. The levies would impose tariffs on carbon-intensive goods from countries such as Australia that haven’t

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Greta Thunberg effect: people familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act

Anandita Sabherwal, London School of Economics and Political Science and Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge She was declared Time magazine’s person of the year in the same month that Donald Trump told her to “work on her anger management issues”. Greta Thunberg has attracted international attention since her lone demonstration outside the Swedish

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A major coal mine expansion was knocked back today, but where’s the line in the sand?

CLIMATE CAMP 09 Pete Dupen, University of Technology Sydney and Rebecca Louise Nelson, University of Melbourne An independent expert panel today rejected a proposal to expand the operations of the Dendrobium coal mine under Sydney’s drinking water catchment. This is a significant and welcome decision. However, flawed environmental laws that enabled the proposal to get

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