Putting it off until later has been an unofficial policy for far too long — delays on climate policy are a threat to our survival.
The problem was there 25 years ago, but Australia still lags behind the rest of the world in the struggle against climate change.
Australia is unlikely to be able to leverage another "Australia clause" at the Lima negotiations -- the United States has been showing us up on climate action for 20 years.
The United Nations' climate summit in Doha tied up a few loose ends over the weekend but was, at best, a patch-up job. Is the UN process worth the time and effort?
Problems at the UN's climate talks have widened as the talks enter their final day. The end result may be that a new deal to reduce emissions will take longer than expected, reports Renew Economy's Giles Parkinson.
What's really behind the struggle to make progress at the UN's climate change summit, underway in Doha? Crikey asks some of the participants for a behind-the-scenes view of the talks that aim to cool the planet.
A major stumbling block at the UN's climate summit in Doha is the huge amount of spare permits under the Kyoto Protocol. It threatens to dilute plans to reduce emissions, RenewEconomy's Giles Parkinson reports.
The world's best hope of avoiding runaway climate change -- the UN's annual climate summit -- has opened in Doha, Qatar. We ask some of the people at the two-week summit how things are shaping up.
How, in just five years, did Labor go from being Kyoto enthusiasts to Kyoto agnostics? asks Andrew Macintosh, associate director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law & Policy.
It is difficult to tell how the Beattie/Bligh Labor government will be judged but, when the history is written, special mention should be made of their achievements in protecting Queensland’s woodlands, writes Andrew Mcintosh, associate director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy.