Global environmental change

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Report

Rising to the challenge: addressing climate and security in our region

This report outlines what the research says about the relationship between climate and security. It highlights significant risks within Australia's region that could be realised in the future.
Report

Climate change 2021: the physical science basis

This Sixth IPCC Assessment Report addresses the most up-to-date physical understanding of the global climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.
Briefing paper

Brexit and UK climate leadership: the emerging opportunities and challenges

This report from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 
Report

A just green recovery from COVID-19

The COVID-19 recovery window offers a rare opportunity to transform economies and accelerate the green transition. This paper examines green recovery measures through the lens of a 'just transition'. The authors highlight promising examples of just and green recovery measures in various countries, and suggest...
Report

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities: final report

This inquiry report examines what urban, rural and regional communities in Victoria are doing to tackle climate change, and how the Victorian government could better support these communities.
Working paper

Building an ambitious and robust U.S. climate target

The opportunity is now at hand for the United States to build a new, comprehensive and ambitious national climate policy strategy for the nation to re-engage with the international community to address climate globally. This paper sets forth a set of recommended features of a...
Book

Climate crisis, equitable engagement, inclusive cities: rethinking urban mobility

In this ebook, Canadian-based urban scholar Shauna Brail, addresses the grand challenge of serving people’s mobility needs in cities while grappling with climate change impacts.
Journal article

Embodied GHG emissions of buildings – the hidden challenge for effective climate change mitigation

To meet climate-change mitigation needs, one must go beyond operational energy consumption and related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of buildings and address their full life cycle. Considering global GHG reduction targets, the results of this study emphasise the urgent need to reduce GHG emissions of...
Report

State of the climate 2020

This sixth biennial State of the Climate report draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate.
Report

Just transition: implications for the corporate sector and financial institutions in Australia

Australian corporates and financial institutions have an important role to play in facilitating a fair, timely and efficient transition to a net zero emissions economy – as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the...