Crossbench compromise and ending the climate wars

This week on Democracy Sausage, we discuss negotiations between the government and the Greens over the ‘safeguard mechanism’ and the findings of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report with experts Mark Howden and Arnagretta Hunter.

Having reached an agreement with the Greens over its signature climate policy, is the government finally putting to bed Australia’s so-called ‘climate wars’? What role will the expanded crossbench play in climate policy negotiations throughout this term? And what does the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report show about the world’s ability to prevent the worst impacts of climate change? On this episode of Democracy Sausage, The Australian National University’s Professor Mark Howden, Dr Arnagretta Hunter and Dr Marija Taflaga join Professor Mark Kenny to discuss climate change and the importance of hope in the policy debate.

Mark Howden is the Director of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions and a Vice Chair of the IPCC.

Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician and the Human Futures Fellow in the ANU College of Health and Medicine.

Marija Taflaga is the Director of the ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer at the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

Mark Kenny is a Professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.

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