WATCH Press Release: Comment on ‘The Critical Decade’, Australian Climate Commission Report

THE CRITICAL DECADE: New South Wales Climate Impacts and Opportunities Report by the Australian Climate Commission  Download full report here. WATCH response to above report, compiled by Lizette Salmon.  – – – The impacts of climate change described in the Climate Commission report did not come as a surprise to WATCH spokesperson, Lizette Salmon. “This…

Media analysis in the leadup to COP-17 in Durban, South Africa

The seventeenth annual meeting of the council of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change begins today in Durban, South Africa, where the international community will continue negotiations to strengthen the global greenhouse gas mitigation regime. Here is analysis from several different media outlets and think-tanks on the prospects for the talks.

WATCH in the Media: David MacIlwain – ‘Carbon tax is the way forward’

WATCH member David MacIlwain had the following letter published in the Border Mail, 26th July 2011… “When Julia Gillard declared six days before the last election that “there will be no carbon tax” our hearts sank. This had been the last chance for urgently needed action to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions. For years under Howard…

The Conservative Case for Strong Action on Climate Change

The following is a link to a public lecture at Melbourne University earlier this year given by John Gummer, Lord Deben, entitled Climate Change Action and Conservative Politics.  Lord Deben’s argues that conservatives should back strong action to combat climate change because that is the most likely way of maintaining our society in its present…

WATCH in the Media: David Macilwain – ‘Long Conversations’ Climate Knowledge Exchange in Beechworth

Event: Beechworth Community Visions – ‘Long Conversations: Climate Knowledge Exchange’. Date: Tuesday 31st May, 2011. Location: The Gallery, Beechworth Secondary College. Local Sponsors: Beechworth Urban Landcare & Sustainability and Beechworth Secondary College. – WATCH member David MacIlwain attended this event and shares his thoughts in this video interview and in his written review below. –…