Climate change

Climate policy
Climatic changes
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:
Working paper

The climate crisis and democracy: from democratic debilitation to innovation

The climate crisis is also a crisis for democracy, however, it is possible to renew and re-imagine democracy to achieve a more effective response to the climate crisis.

Global warning: the threat to climate defenders in Australia

This report reveals how the unregulated political influence of the fossil fuel industry -- a murky web of connections between governments and industry -- is driving political inaction on climate change and the repression of those calling for action.
Briefing paper

Governing net zero: the conveyor belt

This document outlines what the next steps for an effective net zero governance system could look like.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says there are only four countries in the G20 with a better emissions record than Australia.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's emissions have come down 20 per cent, a record he says is beaten by only four other countries in the G20. Verdict: Mr Morrison's claim is misleading.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Alexander Downer says the private jets ferrying delegates to COP26 would emit more carbon than Scotland does in a year.

As world leaders and delegates flew into Glasgow for the COP26 climate change summit, former foreign minister Alexander Downer claimed their private jets would generate more emissions in 24 hours than Scotland does in a year. Verdict: Mr Downer's claim is nonsense.

Crunch time: how climate action in the 2020s will define Australia

This report unpacks the key takeaways for Australia from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, in particular the urgent need for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world.
Working paper

How climate affects agricultural land values in Aotearoa New Zealand

This paper examines how differences in climate across space influence the value of New Zealand agricultural land.

Principles of effective policy reform: lessons for Australia's climate change policy impasse

This edited volume presents ten policy reform case studies - from regional forestry agreements to activity-based funding in Victorian hospitals - to identify critical factors that may be relevant to Australia's current climate policy impasse.

Living in the climate crisis: young people in Uganda

This report documents the diverse livelihood strategies of young people living in Uganda, the impacts of climate change on their lives, and the adaptation and mitigation strategies that they have employed to address the crisis so far.

Climate governance study: risk and opportunity insights from Australian directors

This study reveals that Australian boards see climate change as a key strategic and risk issue, but face capacity and resource constraints in responding to the challenge.

Making change: what works?

This report is the culmination of a project undertaken over the last year. The report seeks to understand what key ingredients enable movements to realise significant change – as well as what we can learn from movements associated with partial or little change.

EECA Consumer Monitor: July-September 2021

This document monitors the mood of the nation relating to climate change, energy emissions and efficiency and topics like electric vehicles.
Briefing paper

Urban resilience for local government: concepts, definitions and qualities

This paper provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and qualities of urban resilience to better understand how to address the challenges of the future with the ideas of today.
Briefing paper

Overpromise and underdeliver – a brief history of Australian climate plans

The Morrison Government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with ‘technology not taxes’ is neither plausible nor original. This analysis shows that back in 1997, the Howard Government announced a similar plan, with no carbon price and no regulatory restrictions on fossil fuels, that failed...

AFL fans' perception of climate change and of AFL action on climate change

This report documents the findings of a survey of 567 Australians and their views on AFL action on climate change. The research was undertaken by the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub on behalf of FrontRunners, a movement of athletes working to protect the future...

How climate change affects mental health in Australia

This report discusses climate change and mental health, including mental illness and suicide. It summarises existing knowledge and theory about effective responses and highlights areas where further research is needed.

Trade and investment trends in a decarbonising world

This report examines the global reorientation in trade and investment that is underway in the transition to net zero emissions, and considers what these trends mean for Australia.

Sustainable Indigenous housing in regional and remote Australia

This research explores what is required for sustainable Indigenous housing in remote Australia to deliver positive health outcomes, so that housing stock is maintained at high levels and is designed with climate change in mind.

Walking into the eye of the storm: how the climate crisis is driving child migration and displacement

This report considers children’s vulnerability to key climate threats, and how those threats are driving child displacement and migration, in six high-risk settings: low-lying coastal areas, river floodplains, drylands, mountainous areas, cyclone zones and urban areas. It also provides examples of effective governance and responses.