Launched on 8 October 2018, the special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5) outlines the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and explores global greenhouse gas pollution reduction pathways consistent with meeting the 1.5 °C Paris target. The report describes measures to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. The author team of the SR1.5 includes 91 authors and editors from 40 countries, more than 6,000 research papers were assessed, and 42,000 comments received in the three reviews of the report.
This Climate Council report provides a brief summary of the main findings of the IPCC report, its implications, and how Australia is tracking when it comes to tackling climate change.
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel points out, in this interview, the need for Australia to develop better storage systems and reflects on the recent report from ACOLA. California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, also warns Australia to pursue demand side...Read more
Research showed that one-quarter of Sydney respondents were open to consolidating property for sale with neighbours. However, consolidated lot sales are not part of the business model of most real estate agencies, local government, or property developers. It’s an area where the...Read more
In order to better target government climate change policies to influence citizens, it is critical that we have a good understanding of current community attitudes to climate change. In late 2016, Sustainability Victoria undertook one of the most comprehensive surveys of...Read more
This report introduces the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities.
Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a this report revealing Australia is falling behind the rest of the world and failing to tackle climate change, as pollution levels continue to rise.
This paper provides an overview of climate change policies at the Australian and state and territory government levels. The paper also discusses climate change adaptation policies and Australia’s contributions to international climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
The international community has increasingly recognised the need for such transformative action, not only through international agreements (such as the Paris Agreement), but also through forums such as the G7 and G20. However, going beyond an incremental approach to climate policy development and thinking 'outside the climate box' remains a challenge.