• 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.

  • Australian experts react to COP26

    Open Forum     |      November 15, 2021

    Australian scientists, academics and experts react to the final agreement reached at the COP26 summit and the last minute watering down of wording around fossil fuel subsidies requested by India and China.

  • International experts on the COP26 agreements

    Open Forum     |      November 14, 2021

    The Conversation asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here’s what they had to say about the deals that were made. 

  • COP26 leaves too many loopholes for the fossil fuel industry

    Jeremy Moss     |      November 13, 2021

    The COP26 summit has not lived up to the goal of reducing temperature rises because there are too many loopholes for the fossil fuel industry to exploit.