This year’s climate talks have been overshadowed by rising international tensions, energy crises and war. But that doesn’t mean climate action is dead.
Fossil fuels are out and exporting green energy and green manufacturing techniques are in.
China is changing, and it's time Australia's coal exporters faced up to this reality.
Many Asian nations are shunning fossil fuels, presenting a huge opportunity for Australia's renewables sector. And one massive project has stepped up to the plate.
It remains to be seen whether China's climate promise is genuine. But it puts pressure on many other nations – not least Australia – to follow.
With a bit of political vision, risk-taking and a national strategy led by government, Australia too can kickstart investment in the post-COVID recovery.
The federal government is spending $94 million to buy cheap oil. Instead, Australia should use the money to manufacture our own energy.
Sun Cable could provide Australia an alternative to the export business of coal and gas, and even reduce our export dependence on China.
The TPP can't go ahead in any form, so its time the Australian government lets it go, writes Elizabeth Thurbon.
The US and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided, writes Elizabeth Thurbon and LInda Weiss.