Paul Gilding, climate activist and writer revisits a paper he co-wrote with Jorgen Randers, shouting out above the drone of the day to day political negotiations that what we are facing is nothing short of a global emergency. He contends… more
Mark Diesendorf, Deputy Director of the Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW exposes the gap between rhetoric and reality in Rudd’s climate change policies.
CPD Fellow, Ben Eltham asks, can the world really face up to the full challenge of climate change? Right now, he writes, you’d have to say no.
Peter Colley, national research director at the CFMEU, a union whose members will be at the frontline of any transition to a carbon-neutral economy, was in Copenhagen as part of a four person CFMEU delegation, and as one of about… more
Rupert Posner from the Climate Group looks beyond the disappointments and debacles of a global conference to see the glass half full.
Larissa Behrendt points out that once again Indigenous Australians are the losers in the National Human Rights consultations.
Eva Cox reports on a Roundtable held at UTS last week on the need to set social goals for a more civil society.
Peter Frank calls on the Government to introduce a Human Rights act and thereby put some substance behind its promises of greater accountability.
CPD intern Chris Gatfield looks at what the future holds for young people in a ‘post-GFC’ Australia