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Fact sheet

Extreme rainfall: the influence of climate change

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

Clear waters and green mountains: Will Xi Jinping take the lead on climate change?

China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.
Fact sheet

COP23: Keeping the pressure on tackling climate change

This fact sheet provides a rundown on all you need to know about the Bonn Climate Talks currently underway in Germany.
Journal article

Insuring property under climate change

Climate change will increasingly create severe risks for New Zealand’s coastal housing stock.
Guide

Paris climate agreement: a quick guide

This Quick Guide gives a brief history of negotiations under the Climate Change Convention, followed by an overview of the Paris Agreement and Australia’s contribution to the Agreement.
Report

Climate change and stormwater and wastewater systems

Much of New Zealand’s public wastewater and stormwater systems were not designed for the challenges climate change will bring, from sea level rises to the predicted changes in precipitation frequency and intensity.
Report

The state, climate change and federalism

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 21 November, New South Wales Shadow Minister for Climate Change and the Environment Pru Goward explored the human frailties and rivalries and growth expectations that will make solving climate change so difficult.
Report

Critical decade 2017: accelerating climate action

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a this report revealing Australia is falling behind the rest of the world and failing to tackle climate change, as pollution levels continue to rise.
Report

Climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region

Focusing on the Australian capital region, this report argues that there is an opportunity now for regional planning that can integrate climate change adaptation, population growth, housing and infrastructure demand, services, and biodiversity conservation.
Report

Icons at risk: climate change threatening Australian tourism

This report provides a summary of the value of the tourism industry to the Australian economy and to communities, and the risks posed to this asset by climate change. It also describe how the industry can play an important part in the vital transition to...