• Citizen power and climate action

    Belinda Henwood     |      May 11, 2022

    UNSW Sydney’s Gandhi Oration invites speakers to address some of the human rights issues of our time. This year, the UNSW Centre for Ideas asked Jean Hinchliffe and Peter Garrett to talk about what we can do as citizens to create action for climate change.

  • We should treat climate change like COVID

    Samuel Berhanu Woldemariam     |      May 11, 2022

    COVID-19 provoked an urgent, science-led, whole-of-government response from many nations around the world. With climate change already making a global impact, it’s in everyone’s interest for national governments to take the same approach.

  • Someone else’s problem, cobber

    Open Forum     |      April 26, 2022

    Australians may want politicians to do more to combat climate change, but remain relatively unwilling to change their own habits to reduce carbon emissions.

  • An electronic eye on climate change

    Open Forum     |      April 7, 2022

    The development of low-cost sensing technology will help the world assess and react to climate change, according to a new report from Cambridge based IDTechEx.

  • Halving emissions by 2030

    Isabelle Dubach     |      April 6, 2022

    Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

  • An open letter to Australia’s political leaders

    Open Forum     |      March 30, 2022

    The first duty of government is to protect the people, but on climate-security risks, the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group claim Australia is missing in action.

  • A bright future for blue carbon

    Open Forum     |      February 3, 2022

    Blue carbon credits could encourage the return of marginal land to its natural state, absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and protecting biological diversity.

  • Solid rock

    Open Forum     |      January 19, 2022

    Australian researchers have developed an efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon to help advance the decarbonisation of heavy industries.

  • COVID’s lessons for the Pacific climate crisis

    Nguyen Hoang Anh Thu     |      January 11, 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has placed great difficulties on the battle against sea-level rise for small island developing states. But policymakers can learn lessons in crisis management from the pandemic to develop a plan of action to combat the climate crisis.

  • Country, culture and nature-based climate solutions

    Open Forum     |      November 29, 2021

    A new report shows the urgent need for action to mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss, and the significant consequences facing all life on Earth in failing to do so.

  • Reconsidering Australia’s interests after COP26

    Wesley Morgan     |      November 21, 2021

    Australia’s approach to international relations is defined by support for a rules-based global order. After Glasgow, it’s time to reconsider Australia’s national interests in the context of a world shifting toward net-zero emissions.

  • Why the seas will keep rising

    Lachlan Gilbert     |      November 17, 2021

    The sea has been rising and falling for eons, but there is compelling evidence that carbon emissions from human activity is speeding the process along.