Pages tagged by "Climate & Climate Change"

Climate Change: Implications for the National Security Agenda

Climate change, extreme weather events and environmental degradation all have clear implications for national security.

Tackling Australian policy’s ‘trauma zone’

Why Australia needs a change of gear on climate policy.

Climate and development

Student research presents a case for climate policy.

Analysis finds flaws

Direct Action program overstates emissions reductions: study

Big carbon cuts need new policy framework

Paris talks should produce a goal for emissions, and a way to limit future costs.

Sharing the global climate finance effort

Securing a global deal to help low-income countries tackle climate change

International climate change action and Australia’s future emissions pledges

International climate negotiations are intensifying towards the Paris 2015 UN climate conference that is meant to strike a post-2020 climate agreement. The UN Secretary General is hosting a leaders’ summit in September 2014, and countries have been invited to put forward their post-2020 emission reduction goals in the first quarter of 2015. This public forum will reflect on the outlook for global action, including key elements of the post-2020 agreement, what ‘success’ in Paris might look like, and implications for Australia’s emission reduction goals to 2020 and beyond.

US and China energy and climate policy and the G20

Climate and energy policy is once more near the top of the US government’s policy agenda, and occupies a prominent position in China’s development planning and policy. Both countries strive for global leadership on clean energy technologies, and both are preparing national pledges to reduce or constrain their carbon emissions for the period after 2020. The active pursuit of this policy agenda has implications for the strategic relationship of the world’s superpowers, and for the G20 agenda.

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