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Taxing times produce climate answers

Complex modeling, discussions and negotiations about the effects and challenges of implementing an economy-wide carbon tax in South Africa led to the African country taking a bold plan to the Copenhagen climate negotiations.

Pakistan in need of a life raft

ALICIA MOLLAUN looks back over a difficult year for Pakistan that has seen the ousting of a Prime Minister, an energy crisis and escalating sectarian violence.

Extremism in Pakistan

The shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has highlighted the need for that country’s politicians to speak out against violence, writes ALICIA MOLLAUN.

How many is too many? Future Forum tackles immigration

The thorny issue of immigration was in the spotlight in the recent Future Forum broadcast.

Global, not Asian, focus is the key to growth

Australia's success in the Asian Century should come from unilateral domestic reforms of trade policy, not preferential deals, write GREG LOPEZ and MALCOLM BOSWORTH.

Global poor to suffer worst of warming

Climate change has the potential to cause devastation to the world’s poor and could undo decades of development hard work, according to a senior executive from the World Bank.

Lifting the heavy burden of obesity

Could a tax on highly processed foods help change consumer behaviour about the over consumption of food? That's the subject of an ABC Big Ideas show featuring Professor Adrian Kay from the Crawford School.

What to do about North Korea

Now more than ever there is an urgent need for negotiation with North Korea, writes PETER DRYSDALE.

The seat of power

Research in Indonesia aims to unlock a toilet mystery.

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Gross domestic problem

In this video recorded on the 18th of January 2017 ANU academics Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski discuss the limitations of GDP as a measurement of societal success and assess alternatives with Lorenzo Fioramonti.

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