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Why we should go it alone on climate change

5th November 2015

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Peter Drahos

Peter Drahos is a Professor in Law in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University, Canberra. He currently holds a Chair in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London.

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In this opinion piece published in The Drum on November 6, Peter Drahos and Christian Downie argue there is a good case for Australia to act on climate change early and unilaterally.

“In less than a month world leaders will gather in Paris in the latest attempt to address climate change. But what if the negotiations matter less than we think? What if all the hype and expectation misses the fact that states are going it alone on climate change? And not only that, given the urgency of the problem, unilateral action could be our best bet to halt rising greenhouse gas emissions,” they write.

Read the entire article on The Drum website.

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