The transition to renewable energy is eminently affordable

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The Guardian, 13 April 2014

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth.  Catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards according to a UN report, which concludes that the transformation required to a world of clean energy is eminently affordable.

Ben Caldecott: Stranded Assets

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Ben Caldecott is the director of the Stranded Assets Programme at Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. On his recent visit to Australia, he presented a talk hosted by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, titled Stranded Down Under: are fossil fuels bankrupting Australia financially and ecologically?

Overview of Climate Change Policies and Development of Emissions Trading in China

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The Climate Economics Chair has recently released a comprehensive overview of China’s climate change policies and a detailed analysis of the emergence of emissions trading in China.

Carbon Crash Solar Dawn

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By Paul Gilding, Writer and Sustainability Advisor.

I think it’s time to call it. Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse.

New website: cCHANGE

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The organisers of last years University of Oslo conference on Transformation in a Changing Climate have recently launched the valuable new website www.cchange.no. The goal of the cCHANGE website is to empower individuals and groups with the knowledge, skills and tools to generate ethical transformations in a changing climate.

Carbon divestment is a shining example

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Mary Robinson wrote this article for The Guardian on Tuesday 18 February 2014, discussing divestment as the key to moving to a low-carbon economy.

The Solutions Project

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The Solutions Project has some very interesting ideas about rapid emissions reduction. The website is easy to navigate and worth a look. I wonder if we could do something like this in Australia..

February Newsletter – Post Carbon Pathways

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Post-Growth Economics: A Paradigm Shift in Progress

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By Samuel Alexander

This paper reviews the key thinkers and movements in the emerging paradigm of ‘post-growth’ economics.

Working Paper Series – 1st Edition

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Post Carbon Pathways releases its first, in a series of Working Papers for 2014

A Critique of Techno-Optimism: Efficiency without Sufficiency is Lost
By Samuel Alexander