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Australia is running dead last among rich nations in the most important race humanity has ever faced

Australia is running dead last among rich nations in the most important race humanity has ever faced

Ten days out from the global climate summit, Australia is again acting like a handbrake. No other developed nation has performed as badly in terms of past emissions or commitments to cut them.

  • by Tim Flannery

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‘A joke if it wasn’t so serious’: Australia lags developed countries on climate action

‘A joke if it wasn’t so serious’: Australia lags developed countries on climate action

No Australian federal government “policies or discourses” were found to help manage a wind-down of fossil fuel production.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Miki Perkins
Mike Cannon-Brookes pledges $1.5b to climate initiatives ahead of COP26

Mike Cannon-Brookes pledges $1.5b to climate initiatives ahead of COP26

As COP26 talks loom, Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brooks has pledged to invest and donate $1.5 billion to help keep warming to 1.5 degrees.

  • by Nick O'Malley
PM’s climate shift is overdue but welcome. Now he needs to do more

PM’s climate shift is overdue but welcome. Now he needs to do more

The Coalition’s preference for politicking over policymaking has again left the nation’s future hostage to the politics of spectacle.

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‘Lead by example’: Former UN chief says Morrison must do more on climate

‘Lead by example’: Former UN chief says Morrison must do more on climate

Former world leaders say Australia must step up its 2030 emission reductions targets to do its fair share on the global push to tackle climate change.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Climate deal in the works
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Climate deal in the works

Australia's new climate policy is expected to be announced in coming weeks with PM Scott Morrison hoping to come to agreement with the Nationals ahead of the Glasgow climate summit.

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Who called COP26 a ‘last chance saloon’? Take the climate change quiz

Who called COP26 a ‘last chance saloon’? Take the climate change quiz

Test your own knowledge of the Glasgow summit and the issues at stake.

Business frustration over government’s climate inaction grows

Business frustration over government’s climate inaction grows

As the Glasgow climate talks approach, pressure mounts on the government to make serious commitments on emission reductions.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Nick Toscano
How do we tackle Australia’s burning problem before it burns us?
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How do we tackle Australia’s burning problem before it burns us?

If Australia sets a ‘net zero by 2050’ target at COP26, it will likely be heralded as a major shift, but it’s unlikely to do anything to align us with that trajectory.

  • by Ketan Joshi
NSW’s green machine leaves PM’s jalopy for dust

NSW’s green machine leaves PM’s jalopy for dust

Matt Kean, the NSW Liberal minister leading the charge on a clean energy future, has some pointed words for his federal colleagues. If they drag the chain, he says, NSW can make its own deals with the world.

  • by Peter Hartcher
‘A matter of survival’: What’s COP26?

‘A matter of survival’: What’s COP26?

What is a “COP”? How did we get here? And what needs to be achieved at Glasgow?

  • by Nick O'Malley