• 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 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.

  • Climate impacts in the Pacific

    Colette Mortreux     |      September 1, 2023

    Many communities in the Pacific are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change on livelihoods, food security and health but the impact on migration is less clear.

  • 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.

  • Can the law of the sea protect small island states from climate change?

    Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb     |      July 26, 2023

    Sustained pressure from small island states is advancing our understanding of the obligations of states to address climate change.

  • The Defence Strategic Review – A “Labor review” or just “Liberal light”?

    Ian Dunlop     |      June 27, 2023

    Climate change is the far greater, existential, threat we all face, requiring unprecedented global co-operation, not conflict. Instead of focusing purely on the risk of military conflict, major diplomatic efforts must be initiated to restore some level of trust between the West, China and other nations to achieve rapid emission reduction.

  • Climate change and the precautionary principle

    Bernie O'Kane     |      June 15, 2023

    Why does the world continue to dither and debate rather than react and respond to the existential threat of climate change?

  • The burning horizon

    Robert Glasser     |      March 22, 2023

    The challenges posed by climate change are significant, but we have the technology, knowledge and resources to address them. Governments, businesses and individuals can still work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the changing climate and build more resilient communities.

  • Crossing the climate bridge

    Robert Glasser     |      September 20, 2022

    Greenhouse emissions in the recent past have ensured significant global warming is to come and the world must marshal its resources to address the inevitable increase in global, regional and national climate disruptions to come.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • G20 education ministers urged to back climate education

    Open Forum     |      June 5, 2021

    Education Ministers from across the globe are being urged to prioritise quality climate education as a major outcome at the next UN Climate Conference when they meet in Italy as part of the G20 meetings.