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Briefing paper

Hurricane briefing

Extreme weather events include hurricanes (referred to as'tropical cyclones' in Australia) – because they are now occurring in a more energetic climate system with a hotter, moister atmosphere.
Guide

Climate risks and adaptation pathways for coastal transport infrastructure

These Guidelines were prepared to provide coastal transport infrastructure authorities and organisations with targeted information about climate risks for both assets and operations. The Guidelines also contain practical information pertaining to strategies and measures for building resilience of assets and operations to climate risks and...
Article

Too hot in the city

Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.
Briefing paper

Policy information brief 4: sustainable and thriving rural communities under climate change

This Brief addresses the challenges rural communities face in adapting to a variable and changing climate. It was developed through a consultation workshop in Dubbo together with extensive exchange with relevant stakeholders and experts.
Report

What lies beneath: the scientific understatement of climate risks

The bulk of climate research has tended to underplay the risk of lower-probability, higher impact events. However, if climate policymaking is to be soundly based, a reframing of scientific research within an existential risk-management framework is now urgently required.
Other text

Australia's response to climate change - position statement

This ATSE position statement argues that Australia’s mitigation and adaptation efforts will be strongly enhanced by the timely adoption and further advancement of science and technology innovations, supported by government policy settings that encourage investment in technologies already available.
Presentation

Climate of the nation: national report 2017

There has been strong interest in delving into the quantitative data behind the Climate of the Nation report, so the Australia Institute has released this material for anyone interested to use.
Discussion paper

Review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund – a consultation paper

The objective of this consultation paper is to outline the key features of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) and seek stakeholder views on how these are performing.
Working paper

Where have the family farmers gone? Climate change and farm loss in the Western Australian wheatbelt

This article demonstrates that climate change is exposing and exacerbating vulnerabilities within the structure of the Wheatbelt, which, in turn, is undermining the viability of traditional modes of family farming and forcing many farmers out of the agricultural sector.
Report

Risky Business: The majority of Australia’s largest super funds disclose no consideration of climate risk

Market Forces’ latest research has found that 82 of Australia’s 100 largest superannuation funds disclose inadequate or no tangible evidence that they have considered the impact of climate risk on their investment portfolios.