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London environment strategy: draft for public consultation

The Mayor wants London to be the world’s greenest global city. This draft London Environment Strategy sets out bold policies and proposals in six policy areas and the transition to a low carbon circular economy to make this vision a reality.

How trade policies can support global efforts to curb climate change

In the wake of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, it is important that policies around trade and investment support national efforts to adapt to global warming while trying to curb it, writes Adrian Macey.

Zero carbon industry plan: rethinking cement

This report describes a pathway for tackling cement emissions, involving five strategies. It describes the role of governments and industry in supporting a rapid shift to a zero carbon cement industry.

Zero carbon communities guide

This Zero Carbon Communities guide is for community groups and councils who want to see rapid local progress towards zero emission targets.

Guide to urban cooling strategies

This document provides practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies seeking to optimise development projects to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects in major urban centres across a range of climates in Australia
Journal article

Charting the emergence of a ‘knowing system’ for climate change adaptation in Australian regional natural resource management

This research describes a research-practice collaboration to support climate change planning. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in the capacity of researchers and natural resource management practitioners to engage in collaborative research partnerships.

Going underground for green energy

Geothermal or geoexchange energy uses underground temperatures to make heating and cooling more efficient, and researchers are piloting this technology in one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure initiatives, the Metro Tunnel Project

Global solar atlas

The Atlas provides long-term averages of solar resource (global, diffuse and direct normal), the principal climate phenomena that determines solar power generation. It allows these averages to be compared across global sites, aiding the exploration, prospection, site selection and pre-feasibility evaluation.
Working paper

Including forestry in an emissions trading scheme: lessons from New Zealand

This paper describes the policy changes to the New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) since 2008 that directly affect forestry; assesses the effectiveness of the scheme; explores who is benefiting from it; and outlines issues facing forestry in the ETS moving forward.

Australian climate science capability review

This report characterises Australia’s current climate science capability and identifies how well the climate science sector is positioned to meet current and future demands for weather and climate knowledge.