Paris climate talks

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Eight essential stories you should read before the start of the Paris climate talks.

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On the eve of international climate change talks in Paris, UNSW magazine sits down with UNSW’s Matt England and Potsdam University’s Stefan Rahmstorf to discuss the likelihood of a legally binding global agreement, climate change denial and the importance of staying positive.

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What if the negotiations in Paris later this month matter less than we think? There are lots of good reasons unilateral action to combat climate change might be a better option, write Christian Downie and Peter Drahos.

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Will the Paris summit live up to its promise? Hear from experts including one of the world’s foremost climate scientists, Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, at a free public panel discussion and Q&A at UNSW on Tuesday 10 November.