Net zero is a huge national mission in the United Kingdom that will require policies from the whole-of-government to pull in the same direction. This report, which draws on a roundtable held in February 2022, explores how that objective might be achieved.
This WMO flagship report reveals that greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean and in in...
Strong national policies on climate change will help us be better prepared, bring global emissions down, and provide strong leadership in this time of crisis. In this article, five experts analyse and grade different aspects of this enormous portfolio.
This paper asks whether the comparatively limited jurisdiction of local governments in cities such as Melbourne and Sydney hinder their capacity to lead meaningful change within their countries when compared with their peers in these groups?
Emissions have increased under Australia’s only climate policy, the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The authors of this paper argue that the ERF requires a comprehensive and independent review to assess its integrity and, most importantly, its role in helping Australia meet its climate targets.
In this policy brief, the authors outline the current federal climate crisis and its international context. They discuss Australia's current ability and strategy for meeting the current targets, demonstrating that current means are inadequate.
Faced with the threat of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, humanity is looking for options to rapidly reduce the rate of warming. The authors of this paper argue that the most viable approach is to dramatically reduce methane emissions.
This report distils and interprets information relevant to Aotearoa New Zealand from the Working Group 1 (WG1) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) titled ‘The Physical Science Basis’, published in August 2021.
While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
The political, ecological and economic challenge of decarbonising Australia’s energy and industrial base is crying out for leadership. This report aims to provide insights and options to policy-makers, so that Australia can confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of action on climate change.
This summary report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, and assesses the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals.
This position statement lays out the ways in which student sustainability leaders from Australia and New Zealand want their universities to achieve specific climate action goals and provide support to student-led climate action groups.
Forests play a vital role in New Zealand’s response to the climate emergency. They are also hugely significant to the economy and to Māori, both culturally and economically. This discussion document seeks feedback on ideas to better manage forests in New Zealand.
This report recognises the interdependence of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity, and human societies and integrates knowledge more strongly across the natural, ecological, social and economic sciences than earlier IPCC assessments. The summary for policy-makers presents key findings of the Working Group II (WGII) contribution to...
Climate change is much more than an environmental crisis—it’s a systemic crisis that will transform the geopolitical landscape. In this publication, leading experts explore the impacts of this rapidly emerging climate threat on regional systems by interrogating a 1.5°C 2035 climate change scenario developed by...