Climate Change Innovation

The purpose of the collection is to provide an information hub for Victorian innovators in the climate change space.

Content encompasses academic research and development as well as case studies from broader industry literature such as industry magazines, web sites, advocacy organisations and so on, subject to copyright and open access.

This collection is sponsored by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Climate Change Innovation

Journal article

22 Nov 2018

Abstract :

For many agricultural commodity sectors, efforts to meet international obligations regarding emissions reduction are increasing. The Australian cotton industry has already made advances in this regard and the high yields associated with Australian cotton production dramatically minimise greenhouse gas emissions intensity....

Article

2 Nov 2018

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific.

Report

A review of Australian public health legislation
26 Oct 2018

Abstract

Given the urgency of mitigating global warming and climate disruption with the consequent impacts on health and wellbeing, all avenues for the public health movement to drive action to mitigate and adapt to these threats need to be explored. This project investigated...

Report

18 Sep 2018

This report summarises current research in health and environmental sciences, planning policy, legislation and standards, sustainability education, and innovative design trends. Its purpose is to inform future research into student thermal comfort and cooling solutions for schools in Western Sydney and NSW.

Commentary

20 Aug 2018

A workable, credible climate policy has been the impossible object that has brought down every prime minister we’ve had for a more than a decade – all the way back to (and including) John Howard.

Discussion paper

31 Jul 2018

This review will focus on the three key aspects of the national greenhouse and energy reporting legislation: emissions and energy reporting, the safeguard mechanism and the auditing framework. The review will consider if each of the individual elements is achieving its objectives, is fit for...

Discussion paper

24 Jul 2018

This discussion paper argues that requiring Australia’s agricultural sector to reduce emissions by at least 26% by 2030 would impose significant costs and reduced production for the industry.

Fact sheet

21 Jun 2018

Drought conditions have been officially declared in over 16% of New South Wales and nearly 58% of Queensland, with climate change contributing to extreme weather events, including record temperatures and low rainfall, hitting the Australian agriculture sector hard.

Working paper

20 Jun 2018

This research found that Australia’s emissions are rising and projected to continue increasing without credible and comprehensive climate and energy policy. The authors also argue that Australia’s emissions reduction target is woefully inadequate to protect Australians from intensifying climate change.

Strategy

18 Jun 2018

This report looks at how Australian companies, investors and policymakers can manage climate risks and support a transition to a zero carbon economy. The report shows more Australian companies are considering what climate change and the Paris Agreement mean for their strategies and investments.

Report

12 Jun 2018

The Emissions Audit tracks Australia’s emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels every quarter; this issue contains data up to the end of March 2018.

Presentation

Paper presented to Governance and Risk Management Forum, Brisbane, Australia, 7-8 June 2018
8 Jun 2018

This presentation provides a toolbox of five tools for organisations to start their climate change related strategy, financial disclosure and risk management. The toolbox was presented to the Governance and Risk Management Forum in Brisbane on the 8th June 2018.

Report

30 May 2018

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian clean energy sector and the latest key figures and statistics on the National Energy Market.

Report

27 Apr 2018

This research report explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits.'

Report

8 Mar 2018

Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental ecologists to make important production decisions.

Report

7 Feb 2018

The model provides a basis for separating the effects of historical climate, market and policy shocks on the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB) region, and for simulating the effects of potential future shocks.

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.

Website

10 Jan 2018

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

Website

20 Dec 2017

The Global Wind Atlas (GWA) is a free, web-based application developed to help policymakers and investors identify potential high-wind areas for wind power generation virtually anywhere in the world, and perform preliminary calculations.

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.