Australia is unlikely to achieve net zero by 2050 in the absence of radical policy changes, writes John Quiggin.
The Paris Agreement
Premier Andrew’s energy announcement is a nod to the failures of privatisating the energy sector and the growing pressure to speed up the transition, argues Sarah Hathway.
The “decade of inaction” that Labor accuses the Greens of instigating is a product of the former’s refusal to take climate action seriously, argues Alex Bainbridge.
Expectations are high that climate action will be on the agenda, now the climate-denialist Coalition has been booted out. But, as Alex Bainbridge argues, Labor's support for big fossil fuel projects must be challenged by building powerful grassroots action.
Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan's “net zero is dead” campaign should hardly come as a surprise, argues Binoy Kampmark.
In a historic verdict, the District Court of the Hague has ruled that fossil-fuel giant Shell must reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 45% within 10 years, writes Kerry Smith.
The climate-denying federal government is putting Australia on track to reach net zero emissions in 300 years, writes Sarah Hathway.
The major parties are doubling down on supporting their fossil fuel mates. Alex Bainbridge argues there needs to be united effort to force them to agree to 2030 emission targets.
While the world literally burns from climate and political turmoil, Nnimmo Bassey argues the impacts of the climate crisis in Africa and other vulnerable regions is often overlooked.
UN Secretary General António Guterres wants only those countries that can show “concrete, realistic plans” for reducing their carbon emissions to come the the UN climate summit in September. But you can be sure the recalcitrants, such as Australia, will be there.
Whichever major party claims government on May 18, neither can legitimately claim to have a mandate for its dangerously inadequate carbon emission reduction policies, writes Pip Hinman.
The Scott Morrison government has made it clear it has no vision or desire to prepare Australia for the global energy future.
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