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In this conversation, one of a series related to the launch of the Dear Mr Rudd book (Black Inc), Clive Hamilton and Robert Manne discuss the challenges the new government faces on...
In this Lowy Institute talk, Lowy Institute Fellow and blog editor Sam Roggeveen attempts to rescue conservatism from some of its most ardent supporters, including the...
Amidst the heated debate around the introduction of a carbon tax in Australia, leading environmentalist Tim Flannery shares with Prof Robert Manne his views on the global warming...
In this panel discussion hosted by Kerry O'Brien, key figures take a serious look at the ongoing problems of water resource management within the Murray-Darling Basin....
Hendra, Nipah, Ebola, Marburg, SARS – names that are variously familiar to all of us. What links them in our minds is the idea of scary, lethal infections. What links these...
In this panel discussion hosted by Kerry O'Brien, key figures take a serious look at the ongoing problems of water resource management within the Murray-Darling Basin....
Part 1 | Part 2 At this Melbourne Conversations event, experts highlight the potential threats and disruption to our society imposed by infection in a changing environment, and...
Part 1 | Part 2 "Greening Capitalism: Green bonds, funding clean energy, banks and global funds" Even amongst those who accept that we’re facing a time of...
If the climate problem is going to be addressed successfully, the bulk of the necessary changes must happen where most of us live: it is cities that must change. For it is cities...
Part 1 | Part 2 New world or not, it’s clear that old ways of generating and using energy must change. But if our coal-fired power plants are a thing of the past, what does...
Part 1 | Part 2New world or not, it’s clear that old ways of generating and using energy must change. But if our coal-fired power plants are a thing of the past, what does...
Part 1 | Part 2 Presenting at the Deakins 2010, ethical thinkers Peter Singer, Tim Soutphommasane and Kartikeya Sarabhai (India) speak about the moral case for tackling climate...
The Fukushima crisis has provoked a furious debate about the future of nuclear energy. Polling in Australia shows a return to a solid majority opposing nuclear power for Australia...
Professor Michael Grubb of the University of Cambridge addresses the Lowy Institute on the climate change 'policy triad' of technology, pricing and energy efficiency....
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3The rapid rise in the global population combined with the predicted effects of climate change threaten to have a heavily destabilising effect on the...
Most debate over global warming looks only as far ahead as 2100 AD, but what happens after that? Speaking at the Sydney Writers' Festival, Curt Stager, author of ‘Deep...
Part 1 | Part 2 Recent natural disasters are again putting the focus on the impact of climate change. In this Melbourne Conversations event, experts in the area comment on recent...
Part 1 | Part 2 Recent natural disasters are again putting the focus on the impact of climate change. In this Melbourne Conversations event, experts in the area comment on recent...

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