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The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has recently begun talking about the challenge of 'climate security', and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has said that “Global climate change must take its place alongside the threats of conflict, poverty and the...
Twenty years ago federal cabinet began dealing with climate change, writes Joan Staples, but the momentum had been lost by the time Labor left office
THE STORY of how much progress was achieved in Australia on climate change policy in the 1980s...
Citizens well informed about climate change make for better polling, argue Alison Atherton and Rebecca Short
WORLD WIDE Views on Global Warming Australia was part of a global citizen deliberation project of the same name. It was the first time the deliberative method has...
Opponents of the emissions trading scheme within the Coalition have embarked on a high-risk strategy, writes John Quiggin in Inside Story
TWO YEARS AGO the Liberal Party, dazed by defeat, suddenly roused itself. A usurper had stepped forward to grasp the leadership.
As the world talks about climate change, the Antarctic Treaty shows how politics and science can work together, writes Tom Griffiths in Inside Story
FIFTY YEARS AGO this week a remarkable agreement, the Antarctic Treaty, was signed in Washington. It was created not only...
Climate policy - an 'endangered species'?
In this year again, none of the countries ranked in the index achieved the positions one to three; despite the high attention the issue of climate change has reached prior to the climate change summit in Copenhagen....
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commits developed countries to provide assistance to ‘developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change in meeting the costs of adaptation.’
Although recent commitments of ‘fast-start’...
This White Paper sets out the Government’s final positions on the design, implementation and ongoing development of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
Executive summary A healthy environment and a healthy economy are two essential elements of the Government’s vision for a strong...
Key developments: on the way to Paris, what has changed since Copenhagen?
This year, the Climate Change Performance Index shows a new “record” in global energy related CO2 emissions. Similar records have been reported almost every year since the Index was started ten...
Evaluation of the CCPI
Since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index has been contributing to a clearer understanding of national and international climate policy. It is an important tool towards the various initial positions and interests as well as kept and broken promises...