Climate change

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Climate policy
Climatic changes


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The Climate Change Innovation Collection is a repository of innovative approaches to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, and has been established to feed for the Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation: climatechangeinnovation.org.
Report

Assessing the groundwork: surveying the impacts of climate change in China

This report is an initial attempt to survey the literature on the impact that climate change will have on China. It concludes that relatively little attention has been paid to this important topic, which is surprising - given China’s key role in international climate-change debates...
Report

Falling short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world

This report calls on the Australia government to increase its ambition on climate finance, emphasising progressive climate action as vital if Australia is to fulfil its duty as a wealthy country and major polluter. This includes supporting a Pacific Islands proposal for a standalone finance...
Report

Power up: ten climate gamechangers

Australia is already suffering significant losses from climate change. The authors of this report argue that accelerating the nation's energy transition will increase energy security and affordability, boost productivity, and ensure we get on a trajectory of steep emissions reductions.
Report

Climate impacts at work: supporting a climate ready workforce

All workers and all industries need to be supported to adapt to climate change. Serious impacts are evident now and are escalating rapidly. This report presents the first worker-centric analysis of climate change impacts.
Report

The cost of extreme weather

Climate change is driving worsening destructive extreme weather events in a range of different ways around Australia - from more severe bushfire seasons and intense heatwaves to more powerful cyclones, flash flooding and droughts. This report argues that whether insurance is paying for it, or...
Policy

EPA climate change policy: draft for consultation

This draft policy document has been prepared to send a signal to regulated industries that the NSW EPA will be working with them to support and drive cost-effective decarbonisation, while implementing adaptation initiatives that build resilience to climate change risks.
Draft report

Climate change action plan 2022–25: draft for consultation

The NSW EPA is taking action to protect the environment and community from the impacts of climate change, and will work with industry, experts and the community. This draft plan has been released for public comment.
Briefing paper

Climate change, conflict and displacement: five key misconceptions

This paper aims to build the evidence base and raise awareness of the myriad ways in which displaced people choose or are forced to adapt their lives and livelihoods to meet the challenges of displacement.
Working paper

Measuring and assessing the effects of climate policy uncertainty

This study proposes a new indicator of Climate Policy Uncertainty based on newspaper coverage frequency. The indicator currently includes 12 OECD member countries and covers the period 1990-2018. The index spikes near major political events and during major discussions around potentially significant climate policy changes.
Strategy

Aotearoa New Zealand international climate finance strategy

The New Zealand government has released this strategy in an effort to drive investment in climate action in the Pacific, and outlines how decisions will be made for spending the record $1.3 billion commitment for mitigation and adaptation.
Submission

Submission to the reopened Senate Environment and Communications References Committee to oppose the Federal Register of Legislation on Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021

This submission adds to our multiple previous submissions by providing some critical updates to NT Parliament on research published in the last few years (2019-2022).
Report

Our future world: global megatrends impacting the way we live over coming decades

This report presents an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends out to 2042, with the view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community.
Report

A rising tide: strengthening public permission for climate action

This paper aims to provide direction for campaigners looking to inoculate voters from the culture war division on climate change, and to build and sustain further public support for climate action.
Report

Australia state of the environment 2021: overview

The state of the environment report is a comprehensive assessment of the health of every aspect of Australia's environment. Written by independent experts, it analyses the best available evidence every five  years to guide policy and action.
Report

Re-energising Indo-Pacific relations: Australia's clean energy opportunity

This report outlines concrete recommendations on how Australia can lead a transformative energy revolution in the Indo-Pacific region ahead of the Sydney Energy Forum 12–13 July 2022 in Sydney, co-hosted by the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency.
Report

A fight for survival: tackling the climate crisis is key to security in the Blue Pacific

This report argues that to earn the trust of the rest of the region, Australia will need to show Pacific countries that it is serious about climate action. The window to avoid catastrophic impacts is closing fast. Global emissions must be halved by 2030, which...
Journal article

Aboriginal population and climate change in Australia: implications for health and adaptation planning

This study reviews current evidence on the health risks of climate change for Australian Aboriginal populations and linked Aboriginal demographic data to historical and projected climate data to describe the distribution of climate-related exposures in Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal populations in New South Wales.
Report

Climate for growth: productivity, net zero and the cost of living

Climate change is all bad for the economy, but climate change policies are not. This report classifies 14 areas of green economic policy, including action on energy, buildings and transport, assessing what the direct impact of each will be on productivity.
Report

Are extreme rainfall events increasing in frequency?

Torrential rains along the east coast of Australia during February and March 2022 have been blamed on climate change. Specifically, a narrative has developed suggesting that rainfall is becoming more extreme. However, the research outlined in this report does not support this claim.