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Doha agreement puts both major parties in the climate hot seat

Doha agreement puts both major parties in the climate hot seat

COP18’s resolution to achieve a new legally binding agreement by 2015 will increase the level of scrutiny on Australia’s contribution over the next two years.

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Nearing the Doha end game

Nearing the Doha end game

Whatever its outcome, Doha must provide a wake-up call for all governments to re-double their efforts and increase the pace of negotiations.

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Doha Dispatches: Kyoto buried under mass of hot air

Doha Dispatches: Kyoto buried under mass of hot air

Hot air threatens to neuter Kyoto, and reduce ambition of future treaties. Plus: When will we see Obama’s ‘coming out’ climate party? When will rich emerging nations throw their hat into the ring? And why most fossils speak English.

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Doha Dispatches: Mind the gap... and the science

Doha Dispatches: Mind the gap… and the science

At COP 18, the difference between the urgent need to act and the inertia of UN climate negotiations has never been so marked. Neither has the gap in expectations between developed and developing nations. For the most vulnerable countries, the offer on the table threatens to lock in failure.

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Doha: Australia is off target on its approach to emissions reduction

Doha: Australia is off target on its approach to emissions reduction

From 2015, Australia will have a hard pollution limit on major emitting industries. So why are we aiming so low with our Kyoto 2 commitment?

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Doha: How does Australia's Kyoto 2 target measure up?

Doha: How does Australia’s Kyoto 2 target measure up?

Not very well, if we want to avoid 2°C warming. But Australia’s new carbon commitment does have some important upsides – and a silver lining.

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Australian diplomacy can help put the world on a low-carbon diet

Australian diplomacy can help put the world on a low-carbon diet

With the carbon price and bipartisan support for Kyoto 2, Australia is well placed to use the Doha climate summit to help strengthen global ambition.