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Carbon Economy

Of heroes and monsters

patrickcallioni's picture

With the carbon tax Gillard has shown her political stripes as a strategist; much like Howard did with the GST.

Opposing racism and supporting multiculturalism not the same thing

Peter Fritz's picture

Peter Fritz AM responds to the 14 Key Consultation Questions from the Issues Paper on a Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia and shares his perspective on adopting Australian culture.

The ‘Green’ Hype

Scott Warren's picture

Never before has the subject of ‘green’ practices been taken more seriously.

Engaging with Economics

Ian McAuley's picture


Econommists are coming to agreement about the need for change but the message is not filtering through.


Lithium could help Bolivia rival Australia

toribrownrigg's picture

Will Bolivia step up to the world stage and compete with Australian exporters?

Leading by example

patrickcallioni's picture

Government leadership in carbon footprint reductions would have the dual benefit of setting an example and helping the local green tech industry get established. 


Green Capital Global Challenge

Les Pickett's picture

The Carbon War Room has announced the first wave of cities selected to participate in the Green Capital Global Challenge. 



A Greenhouse Gas Trajectory Change-Enabler

Andrew Jones's picture

The Fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was this week the location of the launch of the Global Greenhouse Gas  Standard for cities, enabling a common approach for cities to calculate greenhouse gas emissions within their boundaries.

Walmart, Carbon, and Lessons for Woolworths

Leighton Jenkins's picture

In the USA Walmart have found a way to leverage their buying power to make a significant impact on their carbon footprint. Could Tesco in the UK and Woolworths in Australia implement the same model? 

Benefit of cap and trade ETS is it speaks the language of GDP

JEQP's picture

Although emission trading schemes and carbon credits don't seem to be the best way to fight global warming they work within the growth economics paradigm. They give a monetary value to something that was previously ignored, or at best counted as a saving, and therefore they add to the GDP.