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Turbulent week for global climate policy leaves many questions

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What does a momentous week for global climate policy tell us about the future and Australia’s place in it?

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Direct Action: Coalition secures $2.5bn plan amid fears over emissions target

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  • Controversial policy will pass Senate after deal with PUP
  • Greg Hunt agrees to investigate emissions trading scheme
  • Labor says Australia has ‘no way to reduce carbon pollution’
  • Modelling suggests it will not be sufficient to reach 5% target
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    Direct Action: Coalition will provide an extra $1bn to emissions reduction fund

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    Only 130 Australian companies will have any limits set on their greenhouse pollution

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    Banks and big business warn Direct Action will lift costs and deter projects

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    Short-term incentives offered by the policy ‘will drive up’ the amount Coalition will pay to buy emissions reductions

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    Climate change policy at risk because of denial and fear, Ed Davey warns

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    Energy secretary to raise concerns about political consensus on climate change breaking down as other parties discredit science . . . → Read More: Climate change policy at risk because of denial and fear, Ed Davey warns

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    Coalition’s direct action climate plan ‘could undermine global efforts’

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    Australia’s 5% emissions reduction target ‘too low and inflexible’ to contribute to 2015 climate talks in Paris

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    Small and medium businesses locked out of ‘direct action’, Coalition warned

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    Coalition’s emissions reduction fund is ‘unlikely to be able to be accessed by small to medium enterprises for building upgrades and energy efficiency’, according to Senate submission

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    Australian Industry Group fails to back Coalition’s Direct Action climate policy

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    Business group declines to say whether it thinks Coalition’s plan will meet global targets on emissions reductions

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    Australia swelters under a sham climate change policy after hottest year on record

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    With 2013 confirmed as Australia’s hottest year on record, prime minister Tony Abbott must explain how “direct action” is credible. . . . → Read More: Australia swelters under a sham climate change policy after hottest year on record

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    2013 was a good year for climate science, but a mixed bag for climate policy

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    2013 saw a lot of good climate science and myth debunking, but not much progress in solving the climate problem . . . → Read More: 2013 was a good year for climate science, but a mixed bag for climate policy

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