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The Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation - located at climatechangeinnovation.org - has been established by the Victorian Government to strengthen Victoria's role as a climate change leader and to support people working on climate change challenges, impacts and issues. This Collection has been established...
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The new President: what Biden’s foreign policy agenda means for Australia

Joe Biden comes to the presidency amid great expectations for a return to normalcy in American foreign policy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a more benign international environment for Australia. This paper argues that Australia has an important role to play on what might be...
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Annual climate summary 2020

This report shows that 2020 was Aotearoa New Zealand’s 7th-warmest year on record. The nationwide average temperature for 2020 was 13.24°C (0.63°C above the 1981–2010 annual average).
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The wealth of the public

This report explores what an alternative to the welfare state could look like.
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Building a resilient economy

This report focuses on the role of government and policy in delivering systemic change. The authors outline where public policymakers should place the emphasis in order to transform the world’s economic and financial systems most effectively to mitigate future environmental crises.
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The local climate challenge

This report explores some of the structural issues affecting local councils in the UK in their efforts to move to a low carbon economy.
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A growing problem: exploring livestock farm resilience to droughts in unit record data

Climate models indicate that New Zealand’s farms will be increasingly exposed to adverse climate events in the future. In this study, the authors empirically investigate drought impacts on farm enterprises by linking financial, agricultural and productivity data from Statistics New Zealand’s Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)...
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Decarbonising is easy

The authors of this report, argue that the European Central Bank (ECB), should adopt low-carbon strategies. They suggest two such strategies in which carbon-intensive bonds are replaced with more climate-friendly bonds. These strategies would significantly reduce the climate footprint of the ECB corporate Quantitative Easing...
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Employment aspects of the transition from fossil fuels in Australia

This research, commissioned by health care industry super fund HESTA, finds that a planned transition of Australia’s labour market away from fossil fuel jobs could occur without involuntary layoffs or severe disruption to communities—if governments focus on a planned and fair transition.
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Net zero momentum tracker: resources sector - December 2020

This report analyses 22 of Australia’s biggest emitters within the resources sector. It evaluates each company’s alignment with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050, based on its stated commitments and actions.