Vernon Rive

Raging bushfires in New South Wales, a newly installed Australian federal government determined to dismantle the country’s nascent carbon scheme and a high profile ‘climate refugee’ appeal in New Zealand’s High Court provide a charged Australasian backdrop to preparations for the annual round of international climate talks which take place in Warsaw in two weeks’ tim

It is now up to the politicians to engage in any further horse-trading, before what looks like an inevitable endorsement of the document towards the end of this week.