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Tag: "climate policy"

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Extra climate talks scheduled for Bangkok after stalemate in Bonn

Extra climate talks scheduled for Bangkok after stalemate in Bonn

Difficult progress in Bonn has prompted the UN to schedule a long-anticipated extra session for climate talks in the Thai capital.

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Good climate policy is beyond the Australian government – and maybe it should be

Good climate policy is beyond the Australian government – and maybe it should be

Climate policy is a fiendish problem for governments, which is why we need a powerful independent body to call the shots.

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5 quick fixes for Turnbull and Frydenberg to change energy debate

5 quick fixes for Turnbull and Frydenberg to change energy debate

A series of 28 consecutive News Polls show the Coalition is trailing Labor. So perhaps it’s time to dump the right wing policies on energy and climate Turnbull promised to cherish, and set a new path. Here are some quick and easy fixes, offered free, and without retainer.

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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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Turnbull’s big climate fail, and no positive change in policy

Turnbull’s big climate fail, and no positive change in policy

Turnbull government review declares its climate policy a success. New data, however, tells a different story.

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How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

International Energy Agency likes to present itself as a climate champion, but it is in fact steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming,

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Four key signs to watch at COP23, the Bonn climate conference

Four key signs to watch at COP23, the Bonn climate conference

Two years after the world joined together to forge the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene on November 6 for the next round of United Nations talks.

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Powering a social licence failure: The National Energy Guarantee

Powering a social licence failure: The National Energy Guarantee

The Coalition’s NEG – based on hastily prepared advice and zero engagement with the community – shows government has learnt nothing from the social licence issues that have plagued fossil fuel industry.

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Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

In the ongoing furore over energy and climate policy, the energy productivity opportunity is being ignored as a solution despite its potential for energy cost reductions.

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BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

BHP under pressure to dump pro-coal lobby groups over climate policy

A shareholder resolution highlighting the chasm between BHP’s stated climate policy and the pro-coal advocacy of its mining industry lobby has pushed the company to commit to reconsidering its membership of the hardline Minerals Council of Australia.

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Paris 1.5-2°C target far from safe, say world-leading scientists

Paris 1.5-2°C target far from safe, say world-leading scientists

Targeting a limit of 1.5-2°C of warning far from safe, and will spur feedbacks with potential to run out of humanity’s control.