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Environment Minister Mark Durkan says Prime Minister’s shale gas stance is encouraging “reckless and irresponsible” behaviour

Prime Minister’s support for fracking does not explain how it can be reconciled with UK decarbonisation targets

Rudd and Abbott commit to 5% emissions reductions in Australia election debate, but say exceeding this would depend on international agreements

In the first of RTCC’s ‘Climate Leaders’ series, former UN climate science chief Bob Watson discusses forthcoming AR5 report and political implications

A report has found that Australia can deliver on its Copenhagen pledge to cut emissions by 25% by 2020

Ambitious domestic legislation needs to pave the way for an international treaty, legislators conclude

Senate inquiry reports Australia is likely to witness extreme weather events with increasing intensity, but does not have the resilience to deal with it

Veteran climate analyst Saleemul Huq has just returned from the USA, where he observed a sea change in attitudes towards action on global emissions

Climate policy is becoming a fixture on political agendas, but maintaining investment flows for green growth will be vital

Weak emissions trading scheme and plans for oil and gas drilling raise questions over country’s climate strategy

Although scientists didn’t know it at the time, the efforts back in 1987 to stop ozone depletion have prevented drastic changes to climate and hydrological cycles

Globe International analysis reveals what steps Australia is taking to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate

Election campaigning has kicked off in Australia with Tony Abbott pledging to make the abolition of the carbon tax his first priority

Former UK chief scientist Sir David King says solar energy has the potential to meet world’s needs, but calls for global reponse

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says the low carbon leadership of China’s government should be used an example worldwide

Vice President Tony de Brum tells RTCC he’s confident islands will remain in existence, and says September climate summit in Majuro will be critical for ambition

New EPA chief speaks of the challenges and opportunities of uniting the environment and the economy at her inaugural lecture at Harvard Law School

Climate Action Network and Climate Analytics study says rapid investment in biomass, energy efficiency and carbon capture technologies required

The Foreign Office maintains its views on Arctic drilling, in spite of Environmental Audit Committee’s criticisms that it is “needlessly risky”

Vice President says ‘big brothers’ Australia and New Zealand have vital role to play in taking political leadership on climate change