Last week forestry, fisheries & environment minister Barbara Creecy and the presidential climate commission hosted a national stakeholder consultation before next week’s COP27 climate change negotiations in Egypt.

As usual, statements about the need to protect coal mining communities from possible job losses through a just transition featured prominently. That’s something I always find quaint given the blithe disregard shown by the state towards the more than 1-million jobs the late economist Mike Schussler estimated the economy has shed due to years of coal-induced load-shedding...

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