• Long hot summer

    Open Forum     |      November 30, 2023

    2023 will claim the title as the warmest year ever recorded, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Its provisional State of the Global Climate report shows global temperatures are 1.4 degrees above pre-industrial levels, carbon dioxide levels are up 50% and the sea level rise from 2013-2022 is more than twice the rate recorded from 1993-2002.

  • The Pacific looms large in climate policy

    Sarina Theys     |      November 11, 2023

    Although Pacific island countries barely contribute to global warming, they stand at the frontline

  • Loss and damage

    Isabella Massa     |      November 8, 2023

    The PIF Leaders’ Meeting is an important chance to jolt the world into action on a climate Loss and Damage Fund after decades of fighting for justice.

  • It’s a fair COP27

    Saskia van Wees     |      October 24, 2022

    COP27 provides an opportunity for countries to collaborate on crafting more appropriate climate finance programs in the form of grants to lower income countries bearing the burden of loss and damage due to climate change.

  • Climate partnerships in the Pacific

    Anne-Marie Schleich     |      August 11, 2022

    The Indo-Pacific has emerged as prominent geopolitical theatre. Pacific Island states have adeptly used international fora and cultivated multilateral partnerships to address their greatest concern — climate change.

  • It’s a scorcher

    Renita Coleman     |      July 29, 2022

    Heatwaves might seem an opportune time to talk about climate change action – but research suggests this could prove ineffectual.

  • The dominoes are falling fast. We face a climate emergency

    Ian Dunlop     |      June 10, 2022

    The massive task of quickly retooling the economy to a low-carbon system will require national mobilisation akin to wartime, but time is running out for humanity to make the necessary changes to avert a climate catastrophe.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate change in the Indo-Pacific in 2035

    Robert Glasser     |      February 22, 2022

    The impacts of climate change on the Indo-Pacific, already the most exposed region in the world to climate hazards and home to the world’s fastest growing populations, economies and geopolitical rivalries, will be profound.

  • Watch out for Gina and her clan of billionaires

    Nipuna Kumbalathara     |      October 8, 2021

    Dirty energy tycoons have been spinning narratives, peddling influence, and rigging systems to make unholy amounts of money. While at it, they’ve played nasty to checkmate innovative and people and planet-friendly solutions from competing on a fair playing field.

  • Hope and courage in the climate crisis

    John Wiseman     |      September 27, 2021

    A new book is a guided tour of ideas to inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long climate emergency which now lies before us.