It seems counter-intuitive when one considers the Asian presence -- students, visitors and trade. But we are probably less Asia-ready than we were 20 years ago, says John Menadue.
The first three instalments of Professor Ross Garnaut’s update to his Climate Change Review have been a welcome boost to the government’s ability to press its case for a carbon price, writes Giles Parkinson, of Climate Spectator.
Copenhagen was a complete fiasco. However, the 'Obama Accord' that came out of it is a step in the right direction and probably the best we could have hoped for, writes Ross Garnaut.
You can bet your house that Copenhagen will not conclude with a 25% mandatory target for all the developed economies. But is that even what we need to do, or is the whole of the Copenhagen process wrapped in an enormous delusion? asks David Spratt.
Don't get sick of the ETS, because it will dominate the news for years. But, it would be stupid to agree to targets pre Copenhagen and any targets will be changed in the future anyway. Peter Costello will even bet you on it.
The results are in from the world’s first national youth climate vote, and they're startling reports Anna Rose. Can this generation take the planet back from the brink?
In the future, will we -- those who failed to act on climate change -- be viewed in the same light as slave owners? The Natural Contract will become as common as the Social Contract, writes Bronwyn Lay.
If we are going to improve the content or ambition of the Copenhagen agreement, world leaders -- including the Prime Minister -- will need to step up, begin to break some political deadlocks and inject some momentum into the UN talks, writes Erwin Jackson.