With little more than week before Victorians head to the polls both parties have been silent on the environment. Peter Christoff says the announcement of a robust climate policy would show true political leadership.

Despite recent activity surrounding emissions reductions, the Renewable Energy Target and the future of coal, energy policy has created strikingly little debate in the campaign, writes David Blowers.

Climate change can be an emotional topic. In 2007, Kevid Rudd called it the 'great moral challenge of our generation'. Where do the three major parties stand this year?
Lisa Caripis
 

The Opposition's climate spokesman, Greg Hunt, has delivered a major pre-election policy address. Watch the video or read our Storify report.

Is the Coalition's Direct Action Plan properly costed? 
Katherine Lake

Melbourne must urgently start planning for a zero-carbon economy to protect itself from the worst effects of climate change, which will otherwise strike the city hard, write John Wiseman, David Karoly and Alexander Sheko in this extract from a new book.

Using an interview where Daniel Andrews backs the building of the desalination plant, the Liberals target the cost of the as-yet unused desalination plant.