The case for bipartisanship on Kyoto

It might seem crazy, but Australia's next major decision on climate policy can, and should, receive bipartisan support. For the government, Kyoto2 is a no-brainer. For the Coalition, Kyoto2 is a signal of intent for its 5 per cent by 2020 pledge.

Given the bruising carbon price debate, most people would think it mad to suggest that Australia’s next big decision on climate policy can and should receive bipartisan support. But there’s a convincing case for this to happen, as both sides of politics look beyond the rhetoric.

Phase one of the Kyoto Protocol comes to an end in December this year and countries are now being asked to sign on to new targets for a second commitment period which will kick-off in 2013.

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