• The heat is on

    Open Forum     |      November 21, 2023

    The latest annual Emissions Gap Report from the UNEP has found the world is heading for 2.5-2.9°C temperature rise above pre-industrial levels unless countries step-up action and deliver more than promised in their 2030 pledges under the Paris Agreement.

  • The word for world is forest

    Open Forum     |      November 19, 2023

    The importance of protecting the Earth’s remaining forests and planting more trees has been underlined by a new report on the phenomenal ability of plants to pull carbon from the atmosphere.

  • New tool helps Vanuatu face up to climate change

    Open Forum     |      November 18, 2023

    The Climate Futures Portal will help people in Vanuatu integrate climate information into long-term sector planning, policies and design guides, and strengthen their nation’s climate resilience.

  • Greenwashing corporate emissions

    Open Forum     |      November 17, 2023

    A new study estimates most corporations are not reporting the full scope of their carbon footprint with many claiming to be ‘green’ despite a lack of reporting on indirect, upstream and downstream emissions.

  • Summertime city

    Samantha Dunn     |      November 17, 2023

    As Australia heads into an El Nino summer, UNSW’s Dr Negin Nazarian, an expert in urban climate, explains 5 crucial strategies to keep cities – and people – cooler.

  • A step in the right direction

    Blake Johnson     |      November 16, 2023

    The Falepili Union shows Australia willingness to help with the Pacific’s climate mitigation and security needs, and may well set a precedent for being willing to support broader migration and climate adaptation funding.

  • Net zero won’t mean no warming

    Open Forum     |      November 15, 2023

    The UN Climate Panel’s latest best estimate is that global warming will end once we reach net zero CO2 emissions – but a study in Frontiers in Science warns significant warming could still occur.

  • A lifeline for Tuvalu

    Jane McAdam     |      November 13, 2023

    The Australia–Tuvalu Falepili Union Treaty will see Australia offer sanctuary for people from Tuvalu facing the loss of their homes due to climate change and represents the world’s first bilateral agreement on climate mobility.

  • Counting the costs of climate change

    Open Forum     |      November 12, 2023

    Progress on climate adaptation is slowing on all fronts when it should be accelerating to catch up with rising climate change impacts and risks, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme report.

  • The little boy is here to stay till April

    Open Forum     |      November 9, 2023

    The WMO says El Niño – the climate pattern currently driving warm, dry conditions across much of Australia – is likely to peak as a strong event from November to January and continue through the Australian summer to at least April 2024.

  • Water world

    Open Forum     |      November 5, 2023

    Human-caused climate change is changing the way water moves around Earth, according to a new study involving researchers from The Australian National University which could have worrying implications for Australia.

  • Natural ingredients

    Sali Jayne Bache     |      October 24, 2023

    From natural seawalls to protecting and replenishing swamps and mangroves, many countries are starting to combat climate change with natural solutions.