• 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.

  • Long hot summer

    Open Forum     |      October 8, 2023

    Earth just had the hottest September on record – and by a record-breaking margin, according to a leading international dataset which is used by the World Meteorological Organization for its State of the Global Climate monitoring.

  • Climate change is undermining sustainable development

    Open Forum     |      September 17, 2023

    The failure of the world to meet agreed climate goals undermines global efforts to tackle hunger, poverty and ill-health, improve access to clean water and energy and many other aspects of sustainable development.

  • Could ‘post-growth’ climate policies meet the Paris targets?

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2023

    While Australia’s emissions are no longer rising alongside economic growth, we need to be reducing emissions more than 30 times faster than we did from 2013-2019 to comply with the Paris Agreement, according to international researchers.

  • Weathering the storm

    Open Forum     |      August 19, 2023

    Weather-related disasters and climate change impacts are unravelling the fabric of society in the South-West Pacific, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.

  • The world’s in hot water

    Alex Sen Gupta     |      August 17, 2023

    Marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent under global warming and this is having a significant impact on species’ ability to recover from them.