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This report argues that a broad understanding of economic and political systems is a prerequisite for action on climate change and women’s inequality.
In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, a Sydney GP argues that language, and different ways of knowing, have been getting in the way of action on climate change.
“I DON’T believe in that climate change.”
When extreme weather events occur the Climate Commission is consistently asked questions about the link to climate change. This report unpacks our current knowledge about different types of extreme weather events: extreme temperatures, rainfall, drought, bushfires, storm surges, cyclones and storms.
Extreme heat events pose a risk to the health of all individuals, especially the elderly and the chronically ill, and are associated with an increased demand for healthcare services.
In order to address this problem, policy makers need information about temperatures above which mortality...
There is increasing awareness that our health and the environment in which we live are closely linked.
This report compiles evidence on the relationship between health and a selected list of environmental factors including 'natural' features (such as temperature and ultraviolet radiation) and aspects...
This publication is designed to help Australians address the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?'
Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) provides a digestible selection of statistical evidence in answer to this question. Broad areas covered include population, society, economics, and the environment. Readers...
This paper argues that food price rises under an ETS would be modest, while extreme weather events from climate change will pose a much larger risk on food price stability.
Drought and other extreme weather events are already making life more difficult for many...
This paper estimates the impact of increased rainfall on traffic accident fatalities.
This focus is motivated by two factors. First, in OECD countries, road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 15-24. Second, the social welfare cost of traffic deaths...
This report marks the conclusion of an ADB-financed technical assistance project launched to generate policy responses to migration stimulated by climate-related factors. It represents the first significant effort to identify policy and other responses to impacts of environment events on human mobility within the Asia...
Climate change and water management are two of the most important public policy issues facing Australia.
Adding to existing water management challenges is the fact that climate change, and policies aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change, can strongly affect water management outcomes....