• Economics may drive the climate change solution

    Brendan Nicholson     |      August 21, 2020

    Measures to reduce climate change are likely to be driven by economics as more nations measure the true cost of burning fossil fuels.

  • The case for an East Asian ‘climate club’

    Elizabeth Thurbon     |      August 1, 2020

    A new grouping of East Asian countries could boost the fight against climate change, just as similar groups have encouraged economic development in the past.

  • The climate change threat to tropical plants

    Caroline Tang     |      July 26, 2020

    Tropical plants closer to the equator are most at risk from climate change because it is expected to become too hot for many species to germinate in the next 50 years, UNSW researchers have found.

  • The lack of leadership on climate change

    Mark Beeson     |      July 22, 2020

    Climate change is the quintessential, implacable and, by this stage, possibly unstoppable threat we all face. The consequences of failing to recognise this unambiguous reality are spelled out in Anatol Lieven’s new book.

  • The business risk of climate change

    Ebony Stansfield     |      July 9, 2020

    The cost of not reducing greenhouse gas emissions can no longer be ignored by business, and in this landscape, all asset owners and investors should be planning now for the ongoing viability of their portfolios.

  • Sharing the burden and benefits of carbon transitions

    Belinda Henwood     |      May 31, 2020

    Researchers at UNSW are developing a social justice framework to guide emission reduction goals for rural areas, given their different needs and opportunities from urban zones.

  • Combating COVID-19 and climate change

    Open Forum     |      April 26, 2020

    The government’s massive stimulus spending in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown creates golden opportunity for a transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Inspiring action on climate change

    David Holmes     |      March 30, 2020

    When COVID-19 passes, climate change will still be waiting for us but politicians have shown us that radical, global measures to tackle a common threat are not only possible, but effective.

  • Invest the fiscal stimulus to fight climate change

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 24, 2020

    With economies in free-fall, all governments, including Australia’s, are on the hunt for opportunities to stimulate their economies while, ideally, addressing long-term challenges. Action on climate change provides a raft of opportunities to do both.

  • Debunking Australia’s excuse for climate inaction

    Matthew Agarwala     |      March 24, 2020

    Australia will face massive, disproportionate losses if it fails to invest in adaptation and resilience at home and lobby hard for regional and global decarbonisation.

  • Saving sandy beaches from climate change

    John Church     |      March 10, 2020

    Australia has around 12,000 kilometres of sandy coastline at risk from potential sea level rises caused by climate change.

  • A 3-point plan for net-zero emissions

    Richard Holden     |      March 1, 2020

    The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies required to cut carbon emissions.