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.


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Climate Change

Report

18 Jan 2018

More record-breaking heat was experienced around the world in 2017, with the year joining 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the four hottest years ever recorded in the 138-year global temperature archive.

Journal article

17 Jan 2018

A new study recalculates the equilibrium climate sensitivity measure resulting in a more accurate estimate of 2.8 degrees Celsius, with a corresponding range of 2.2 to 3.4 degrees Celsius.

Report

11 Jan 2018

This report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters.

Website

10 Jan 2018

2017 was Australia's third-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 0.95 °C above average.

Journal article

9 Jan 2018

This article looks at how global climate stressors, such as warming and ocean acidification, can drastically impact the structure and function of marine food webs, diminishing the production of goods and services.

Briefing paper

21 Dec 2017

‘Blue carbon’ refers to the carbon storage potential of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass beds. While efforts to protect coastal ecosystems are very important for biodiversity conservation, local economies and climate adaptation and mitigation, the carbon impact of Australia’s initiative is...

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

3600 MW, or 14% of coal and gas generation failed during the February 2017 heatwave. Report calls for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) to require “heat safe” back-up for coal and gas plants.

New analysis shows that coal and gas failed to provide energy...

Report

19 Dec 2017

The 2017 review, conducted by the Department of the Environment and Energy, aims to ensure the Government's climate change policies remain effective in achieving Australia’s 2030 target and Paris Agreement commitments.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in administering the Low Emission Technologies for Fossil Fuels (LETFF) program.

Evaluation

11 Dec 2017

This report outlines stakeholders’ views on how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is performing and whether improvements should be made to its operation, administration, design and governance.

Presentation

8 Dec 2017

Cooling Western Sydney is a Sydney Water study on the role of water and other technologies in mitigating urban heat in western Sydney.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines the impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine biodiversity and makes recommendations around research, monitoring and marine natural resource management.

Report

1 Dec 2017

The 2017 emissions projections show Australia continues to make progress in reducing emissions.

Fact sheet

1 Dec 2017

The heavy downpours across south-east Australia are yet another reminder of how extreme weather events place lives, property and critical infrastructure at risk. This briefing paper describes the influence of climate change on extreme rainfall.

Report

30 Nov 2017

This report sets out a suite of long-term reforms that are necessary if the nation is to achieve its ultimate goal of restoring the health of river systems in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Discussion paper

24 Nov 2017

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

Draft report

24 Nov 2017

The aim of this guideline is to provide the community, industry and regulators with guidance on the planning framework for the assessment and approval of large-scale solar energy development proposals.

Audio interview

21 Nov 2017

California Energy Commissioner, Andrew McAllister, says Australia is too overly focussed on the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

Report

20 Nov 2017

The project examines the scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of the role that energy storage can play in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy to 2030, and beyond.

Report

20 Nov 2017

Australia could miss out on 20,000 potential jobs in the electricity sector under the federal government’s projections for the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), according to this report.