23 05, 2022

A Win for Climate Action as Australia Kicks Out Conservative Government

By |2022-05-23T16:28:47+00:00May 23, 2022|Reports|0 Comments

A victorious Labor Party celebrates its election win based on promises for stronger climate action in Australia. In Saturday's election, voters defied a conservative climate scare campaign and ousted Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Coalition. The incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, had pledged to "end the climate wars" synonymous with the nine years of conservative leadership. While the counting continues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already conceded. His ruling Liberal Party lost seats to independents focused on climate change and the Green Party.  [...]

20 05, 2022

Australian Political Parties: How Much Warming Would Their Climate Policies Lead To?

By |2022-05-20T22:33:17+00:00May 20, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australian Political Parties: How Much Warming Would Their Climate Policies Lead To?

Australian political parties and their climate policies have come under much scrutiny ahead of the election. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports have reinforced the urgency of limiting global warming to 1.5 ̊C. This target to secure a liveable world remains achievable but only with immediate and dramatic emissions reduction by 2030. The public understands the importance of this moment, as research finds that climate is a key issue for Australians this election. But, do the political parties' climate plans [...]

15 05, 2022

Extreme Weather is Making Australian Homes ‘Uninsurable’

By |2022-05-15T18:18:28+00:00May 15, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Extreme Weather is Making Australian Homes ‘Uninsurable’

Climate change and extreme weather events are causing an insurance crisis in Australia, according to a new Climate Council report. Modelling shows that by 2030, one in 25 homes will be effectively uninsurable due to more intense and frequent weather disasters, such as floods, cyclones, and bushfires. This number rises to one in seven in Australia's most at-risk areas. Some areas may become completely uninhabitable altogether. The new report, Uninsurable Nation: Australia's Most Climate-Vulnerable Places, shows how worsening extreme weather will cause an insurance crisis [...]

12 05, 2022

8 in 10 Australians Concerned About Climate Change And Want Action

By |2022-05-12T16:40:53+00:00May 12, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on 8 in 10 Australians Concerned About Climate Change And Want Action

The annual Ipsos Climate Change Report 2022 shows the majority – 83 per cent – of Australians are concerned about climate change and want clear government action. The survey also found that 70 per cent think Australia is already being affected by climate change, primarily with regard to more frequent and extreme natural disaster events. Every year, Ipsos surveys Australians to understand changes in attitudes and sentiments relating to climate change and other environmental issues. With the federal election just [...]

12 05, 2022

Climate Change Is Now A Mainstream Issue For Australians

By |2022-05-12T15:57:26+00:00May 12, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Climate Change Is Now A Mainstream Issue For Australians

Climate change is a significant threat in Australia. Extreme heat, floods, droughts and wildfires are all increasingly impacting lives and livelihoods. Now, one of Australia’s most ambitious climate change surveys to date confirms three out of four Australians are concerned about climate change and support policies that limit the impacts. The Climate Action Survey, carried out by Griffith University’s Climate Action Beacon, concludes that climate change is now a mainstream issue. The majority of Australians – 72.5 per cent – [...]

12 05, 2022

Climate Change Doubles Intense Tropical Cyclone Risk

By |2022-05-12T15:40:34+00:00May 12, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Climate Change Doubles Intense Tropical Cyclone Risk

Human-caused climate change will make strong tropical cyclones twice as frequent by 2050, putting large parts of the world at risk, says a new study published in Scientific Advances. In addition, Australia will see a significant relative increase in its population exposed to tropical cyclones. Until now, predicting changes in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones was challenging — particularly at a local scale. This was hindering risk assessments and mitigation strategies.  An international group of scientists, led by [...]

12 05, 2022

Clean Energy Council: Renewables Are “An Absolute Priority for the Next Federal Government”

By |2022-05-12T13:14:39+00:00May 12, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Clean Energy Council: Renewables Are “An Absolute Priority for the Next Federal Government”

Renewable energy should be "an absolute priority for the next Federal Government", the Clean Energy Council said in a statement released ahead of the May 21 election. The council's statement came in response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) stark warning that rapid and deep emissions reductions are needed to secure a liveable future. The massive deployment of wind, solar and storage is the most efficient way of reducing emissions and containing temperature rises within 1.5°C. In the leadup [...]

4 05, 2022

Scarborough Project Approved Despite Controversy Over Woodside Energy Emission Claims (Video)

By |2022-05-05T14:35:46+00:00May 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Scarborough Project Approved Despite Controversy Over Woodside Energy Emission Claims (Video)

 This video explains the Scarborough Project and how it was approved, despite the controversy over Woodside Energy's emission claims. For years, Australia's largest energy producer, Woodside Energy, has claimed that its gas will help lower emissions by replacing pollution-intensive coal. It insists that this would support an overall reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) atmospheric concentrations. State and federal governments have also perpetuated this claim to justify its "gas-fired recovery".  In 2019, Woodside paid the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) more than AUD [...]

4 05, 2022

A Record Year for Solar and Wind Energy in Australia (Video)

By |2022-05-04T16:15:21+00:00May 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on A Record Year for Solar and Wind Energy in Australia (Video)

This video explains how 2021 was a record year for solar and wind energy in Australia.  Solar and wind energy were the two fastest-growing sources of electricity globally in 2021. They now account for over 10 per cent of global electricity generation for the first time. This milestone has been reached by 50 countries worldwide, according to new research from Ember, an independent climate think-tank. The 2021 Global Electricity Review found this represented a combined rise of 17 per cent for [...]

29 04, 2022

Australia Must End Oil and Gas Production by 2034 for a Just Energy Transition (Video)

By |2022-04-29T13:01:49+00:00April 29, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australia Must End Oil and Gas Production by 2034 for a Just Energy Transition (Video)

This video explains how a just energy transition can be reached and why Australia must end their oil and gas production by 2034. For an equitable and fair energy transition, affluent countries like Australia must end oil and gas production in the next twelve years. This is according to a new report from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. It would allow poorer nations more time to transition away from fossil fuels while keeping the world within the 1.5°C [...]

Go to Top