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Scientific problems require evidence-led solutions. A new proposal to create a federal environmental decision-making body would take some of the politics out of climate policy.
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.
The Australian Government is committed to addressing climate change while at that same time ensuring we maintain energy security and affordability. The Government recognises that in reducing emissions and meeting our international commitments there are economic impacts to be balanced. Through effective policies, ambitious and...
Following the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015, governments around the world now face the task of developing strategies to meet their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) – UN terminology for emissions...
Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of heatwaves in Western Australia and driving up the likelihood of very high fire danger weather.Western Australia is experiencing a long-term increase in average temperatures and in 2014 the state recorded its highest ever...
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres reviewed how a low-carbon future is a trend which recognises that everyone, every nation and every sector of society holds part of the solution to solving a global problem.
ONE YEAR has passed since I released the final draft of the Climate Change Review. In the lead-up to Copenhagen, this is a timely opportunity to reflect on developments in the consideration of this diabolical policy problem and where it is all going now....
This report is the first report prepared by the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group. It summarises the expected impacts of climate change on New Zealand over the medium and long term, takes stock of existing work on adaptation, and identifies gaps in New Zealand’s...
This report is the second and final report prepared by the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group. It provides recommendations for the actions New Zealand needs to take to build resilience to the effects of climate change while growing the economy sustainably.
While Australia debates how to reach our Paris Agrement targets, wider issues such as whether these targets are appropriate and how they might need to be adjusted in the future are receiving scant attention.