It is, perhaps, the greatest failure of collective leadership since the first world war…
The summit created an opportunity to redefine a process that works – focusing not on diplomats, but on entrepreneurs and activists actually spurring action.
Without much stronger action, we are clearly headed for a future we can’t live with – and quicker than most leaders realise.
Seas from Boston to N.Carolina set to rise one-third more than global average; Green Rock wins $5.4m towards WA geothermal; another UK win for Ceramic.
Earth Summit II marked the rise of emerging economies, and highlighted the importance of sustainable growth, and the economic value of nature.
As long as debate about Australian economic policy is framed around maximising the growth rate of GDP, we’re going to get the wrong answers.
Gross Domestic Product is the crack-cocaine of economic indicators. But even world leaders are starting to realise it’s time to kick the habit.
Ferguson acknowledges the merit order effect; green schemes are reducing demand and costs; the carbon price may be redundant before it starts; what the electricity sector should learn from the media industry; and the crushing disappointment of Rio+20.
The federal climate minister explains why a carbon price, what will – and won’t – happen after July 1… and that the science is in.
The mining magnate’s purchase of Fairfax shares is not a money making venture. So can we now expect headlines like ‘Climate Change Is A Hoax’?