Climate change adaptation
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.
The great deluge: Australia's new era of unnatural disasters
2022 will be remembered as the year of the 'great deluge' - when record-breaking rain and floods lashed large parts of Eastern Australia, causing untold devastation for Australians and the national economy. The authors of this report call for all levels of government to speed...
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.
Adapt and thrive: building a climate-resilient New Zealand
Aotearoa New Zealand’s first national adaptation plan contains strategies, policies and actions that will help New Zealanders adapt to the changing climate and its effects – to reduce the potential harm of climate change, as well as seize the opportunities that arise.
City nature and environment: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts
Australasian cities are hotspots where increased urbanisation and nature collide, hotspots for threatened biodiversity and degradation. Papers in this track provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to learn from each other, as well as position and present Australasian research on city and nature with...
On edge: multi-benefit, nature-based climate adaptation for towns on the Great Ocean Road
This paper reports the results of a 2021 Monash University collaborative Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning and Design Studio, where students speculated on ways to address climate change adaptation in the small coastal towns Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay and Marengo on the...
Adapt and thrive: building a climate-resilient Aotearoa New Zealand - consultation document
The New Zealand government has released this paper as part of their consultation on a draft national plan to help New Zealand adapt to and minimise the harmful impacts of climate change.
The coming deluge: scenario analysis for underwriting in a changing climate
This paper considers the options, implications and communication of scenario analysis for underwriting non-life insurance. It raises awareness of different natural catastrophe modelling approaches and highlights the valuable insights that can be generated across the insurance business
Pretence of necessity
This report reviews the New Zealand government’s climate change strategy and argues the strategy is based on a misunderstanding of the relationship between the emission trading scheme (ETS) and other policies.
Identifying your climate change risks and opportunities
PwC's climate change and risk experts have developed this guide to assist organisations in understanding what’s required to undertake climate change risk assessment, and how to manage these within their existing risk processes
The last drop: why it is not economic to extract more oil and gas from the North Sea
The authors of this report argue that gas extraction in the North Sea is uneconomic and that energy policy should focus on investing in renewable technologies.
Population and climate change
The relationship between population and climate change is complex. This paper reviews the evidence, and includes unique insights by lead author Ian Lowe, who has been involved in climate policy and research in Australia from its very beginning in the 1980s.
Climate change: the EPA’s role in supporting South Australia’s response to climate change 2021–25
This position statement outlines the South Australian EPA’s approach to its role in climate change adaptation including a clear and robust regulatory framework to help businesses become more resilient, prepare for more frequent extreme weather events and reduce waste to enable the advantages of a...
Closing the UK's green skills gap
This paper argues that training up the workforce will enable the UK government to marry its environmental aims with its economic and social ambitions.
Not going the extra mile: driving less to tackle climate change
This report discusses the economic, environmental and social benefits for the UK to reduce the number of annual car journeys.
National climate resilience and adaptation strategy 2021-2025
This strategy document aims to position Australia to better anticipate, manage and adapt to climate change.
Governing net zero: the conveyor belt
This document outlines what the next steps for an effective net zero governance system could look like.
Climate action teams: international greenhouse gas mitigation
Climate Action Teams (CATs) are an innovative approach under the umbrella of the Paris Agreement allowing such international cooperation while addressing concerns over environmental integrity and ambition levels. This document describes CATs.
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 change and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: discussion paper
This discussion paper describes climate change in Australia and its impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led initiatives in climate change adaptation and mitigation that strengthens wellbeing and benefits the global community.
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.
Payments for net zero: how the payments industry can contribute to the transition to a net zero economy
This report explores how the payments industry is transiting to a net-zero economy.
Delivering low carbon infrastructure
In this publication, the authors discuss the challenges of decarbonisation in the existing regulatory framework, the need for innovation in green and sustainable funding options and the current trends in construction contracts to address carbon requirements.
How can Australia’s agriculture sector realise opportunity in a low emissions future?
This report outlines a number of technologies, practices and actions that easily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Taken together, they suggest the Australian agriculture sector could play a significant role in pioneering global climate solutions, and take advantage of future opportunities to increase value and diversify...
Commercial-scale solar in New Zealand
This report examines the financial performance of commercial-scale solar in New Zealand by modelling systems for 144 business sites across eight centres.