Opinion Articles

Aside from being active in news media, our staff often write opinion pieces.

A list of our opinion articles starting with the most recent, is below.

Opinion Articles

Despite Trump, things are looking up on climate action Nov 22, 2016 - 4:53pm

After Trumpian shocks swept through the dusty gardens and tent halls of the Marrakech climate meeting - the first since last year’s ground-breaking gathering in Paris - some pathways forward revealed themselves, writes John Connor in Crikey.
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Marrakech COP22: IEA issues a Paris reality check Nov 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

COP22 update from The Climate Institute's CEO John Connor. Key points: the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2016 makes clear Paris commitments equal near full decarbonisation of energy around 2040, Australia backs long-term Paris objectives in high level session, and more countries announce 2050 decarbonisation plans, writes John Connor in renew Economy.
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Marrakech COP22: Threats arise, but countries push on Nov 16, 2016 - 5:05pm

The second and final week of these climate negotiations always marks a transition from diplomat-led technical negotiations to politician-led engagement. This political engagement defines the parameters around the outcomes achieved by the close of the meeting. While uncertainty about President Trump’s intentions still looms large, week two has begun with progress on Marrakech’s task of developing the details of the Paris Agreement, writes John Connor in Renew Economy
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Australia's climate policies take centre stage in Morocco Nov 14, 2016 - 12:55pm

Australia surprised and delighted many with its ratification of the Paris climate agreement just two days after the US election. But ratification of an international agreement is one thing, credible policy to deliver on it is another, writes John Connor in Crikey.
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Australia ratifies - Marrakech, COP 22: Coming up from drowning Nov 11, 2016 - 3:05pm

The seemingly bolshy move of the government to ratify the Paris agreement, with the looming prospect of Trump’s renunciation, makes good sense. It makes sense for a couple of reasons, but it needs to be said first that it was an outstanding move, with great timing, and deserving of respect., writes John Connor in Renew Economy.
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