This paper focuses on the substantial and complementary export opportunities emerge for Germany and Australia as a result of the move to energy networks powered by renewables, electrification of other sectors of the economy, the transition to zero emissions synthetic fuels and growing demand for...
This paper focuses on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and utilisation.
A cost-effective, timely energy transition that unlocks the potential for new industries, supports affected regions and protects eco-systems is not guaranteed – it is an outcome achievable in both Germany and Australia with effective policy. This paper focuses on the important role that policy has...
This paper focuses on issues around the rapid deployment of renewables in Australia as an essential part of a cost-efficient transition to a net-zero emissions economy.
This report finds it is not just Australia's favourite animals, but our favourite places that are suffering as a result of climate change, including Kakadu National Park, where rising sea levels are affecting freshwater wetlands.
This paper explores the challenge faced by younger generations, and those yet born, resulting from environmental breakdown. It looks at the measures that can be taken to ameliorate this inter-generational injustice. In doing so, it seeks to help advance environmental improvement, sustainable development, and to...
This strategy outlines the next steps the community, business and the ACT government will take to reduce emissions by 50–60% (below 1990 levels) by 2025 and establish a pathway for achieving net zero emissions by 2045.
The UN has asked world leaders to bring concrete climate action plans to this week's summit - and Australia is likely to cop heavy criticism.
The Women Peace and Security Summit was co-hosted by the Governments of Samoa and New Zealand in Apia, Samoa, 22-23 August 2019. The summit was attend by 150 participants from 24 countries. This summit report captured discussions, high level outcomes and recommendations that will help...
The annual Climate of the nation benchmark report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade. This report shows concern about climate change impacts has returned to record highs, large numbers of Australians are experiencing the impacts of climate change right now,...
This paper outlines the key issues facing Western Australia in the transition to a resilient, low‑carbon economy. Public feedback will help shape the government's future response under the State Climate Policy, and support development of a long‑term vision for Western Australia.
As climate change continues to unfold, urban areas in the Pacific Islands region may find themselves particularly at risk. Urban planning which takes the likelihood of climate change into account is critically important.
Professor Jeremy Moss says the concept of justice needs to be front and centre of our efforts to reduce the harmful impacts of climate change. If we don’t, he says, we could make a very bad situation worse.
This is the second report from the Digital Democracy Project, a partnership between the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. The project uses data from both public opinion polling and online media analysis to examine users policy...
Two leading Pacific academics, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka and Katerina Teaiwa, have criticised the security focus of Australia’s “step up” in the Pacific.
The compounding effects of climate change and rapid urbanisation cause cities to heat up. The City of Parramatta in the central region of the Greater Sydney Basin already experiences extreme summer temperatures and heatwave conditions on an annual basis. This report describes microclimate across the...
This text compilation offers a useful tool for all actors involved in climate policies and climate actions, including governments, private corporations, and financial institutions. It lists all of the references to Indigenous Peoples and traditional knowledge adopted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...
The Climate Change Authority has released this consultation paper on updating its previous advice to the federal government on policies to meet Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. Stakeholder contributions will inform the Authority’s final report, which it is aiming to...
This survey asked a nationally representative sample of 1,536 Australians about their attitudes to climate change. Results show support for a wide range of ambitious climate policies and broad agreement that climate change is serious and can and should be addressed.