Climate Change

Ross Harding and why Off the Grid festival works

According to Ross Harding, engineer, extreme-sustainability consultant and funky-gig organiser, if you’re going to have a solar-powered off-grid music and talk-fest it better be on the summer solstice on 22 December.

Climate risk disclosure comes of age

Companies’ disclosure of business risks from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as pressure from investors gathers pace.

New Zealand corporates want government to stand up and save energy

A coalition of New Zealand’s leading commercial property owners and tenants has thrown down the gauntlet to the NZ Government to step up energy efficiency on its own buildings, potentially saving $50 million or up to $100m for taxpayers.

Time’s running out for federal climate action

Sydney summers will hit 50°C if global temperatures rise 2°C, according to the Climate Council, which today launched its big report of the year on the pressing need for climate action.

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Extreme disasters force millions out of their homes

Extreme weather disasters forced an average of 21.8 million people from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016, according to a new Oxfam report, which levels much of the blame at climate change.

Regions leading the way on climate resilience

How can a pumpkin competition increase climate change resilience? By building the kinds of community-based networks and communication that underpins successfully navigating change, according to director of the Regional Change Agency Narelle Martin.

Get set for dangerous heat, doctors warn

Doctors are calling for better extreme heat preparedness as record-breaking warm weather over winter raises prospects of a severe Australian summer. Led by former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona…

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Australia is suffering climate paralysis, but the prognosis is positive

Australia is a country blessed by the natural resources of the future –  huge land capacity, sun, wind, lithium, cobalt and dysprosium, Christiana Figueres says. These “golden eggs” of prosperity could thrust Australia into a position of geopolitical advantage. So what are we waiting for?