Climate Change

This collection contains resources from the days of the term 'global warming' right through the present, with a special focus on climate change adaptation strategies and impacts.  It was initiated by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) prior to completing its first phase of operation in 2013. Now a sizable database of nearly 1000 resources, the collection includes research, evaluations, commentary, data, interactive resources, audio, video and more by many important organisations. Consider supporting this collection as a lead sponsor or contributing editor.

Climate Change

Report

20 Sep 2018

This report on climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies has found more can be done to improve consistency in disclosure practices across listed companies, with very limited climate risk disclosure outside of the top-200 companies.

Report

19 Sep 2018

As the climate warms, the number of extremely hot days is increasing. While Rockhampton is known for the consistency of its warm summer weather, the number of extremely hot days (over 35 degrees) has been relatively low. The average number of over 35 degree days...

Research report

18 Sep 2018

This report presents findings from survey data collected in 2017 from participants of the two Life Patterns Project cohorts. The analysis of responses shows that one major issue unites both generations - concern about the environment and climate change.

Research report

18 Sep 2018

Indonesia is an overlooked contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. Land use changes, peat fires and deforestation are the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the country. Over the next decade, however, its energy policies could see the main source of emissions shift to the...

Research report

17 Sep 2018

The update was produced in response to World Heritage Committee Decision 41 COM7 (Krakow/UNESCO, 2017) to make available the most current knowledge regarding the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties.

Strategy

14 Sep 2018

This report shows just how much solar energy could benefit Victorian high schools. If a 100kW solar system was installed in all of the 418 Victorian public high schools, the results would be game-changing.

Report

13 Sep 2018

This report marks the beginning of a new flagship project for the Climate Council aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution levels from the transport sector - Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

Research report

Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
12 Sep 2018

The annual C limate of the Nation report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade. This is the first report produced by The Australia Institute, after being produced for a decade by the Climate Institute.

Report

12 Sep 2018

This report celebrates the heroes of Australia’s low-carbon economy, telling the stories of the renewables sector, the businesses, communities, and individuals who are taking matters into their own hands, creating opportunities and building a sustainable energy future.

Strategy

11 Sep 2018

This document outlines the process to develop the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) and describes its scope. It provides an overview of existing policy, and outlines policy drivers and enablers, and case studies to inspire action.

Report

11 Sep 2018

This report aims to present a high-level perspective on what would be needed to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and greater offsets, in the agricultural sector. It also identifies gaps in knowledge or other barriers that need to be overcome if agriculture is...

Report

10 Sep 2018

This analysis of the latest clean energy data suggests that despite the policy turmoil, renewable energy investment is going to continue to soar in Australia.

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2018

This paper explores the fossil fuel divestment movement and, on the other side of the coin, the fossil free investment movement. In addition to the benefit of aligning investments with an organisation’s purpose, it finds the returns available on local and international fossil free investment...

Research report

A summary report of the Coal Transitions project
6 Sep 2018

This report summarises key findings from case studies in six countries (China, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and South Africa), exploring pathways to implement coal transitions.

Report

5 Sep 2018

The growth story of the 21st Century can unlock unprecedented opportunities of a strong, sustainable, inclusive economy. The benefits of climate action are greater than ever before, while the costs of inaction continue to mount. It is time for a decisive shift to a new...

Report

5 Sep 2018

The projects in this booklet show there is an extensive and practical body of knowledge on climate change and that this knowledge stems from some of the best and brightest of New Zealand's primary sector scientists.

Research report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Report

4 Sep 2018

This inquiry concluded that New Zealand can indeed make the transition to a low-emissions economy. But there will be tough challenges along the way. It will require consistent and concerted effort across government, business, households and communities – up to and beyond 2050.

Report

25 Aug 2018

Investing in green infrastructure helps Australia and New Zealand to reach their current climate targets and the potential ratchet up of international emissions goals.

Commentary

23 Aug 2018

We are going to see more and more climate related disasters. We can do better in the way we prepare for and respond to them. We need a broad, complementary set of policy strategies to assist people and give them choices.