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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…

Town Hall, Sydney City of Sydney CityTalks: Cities taking the Lead.

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?

ANZ bank, NAB bank

Banks get set to shine a light on their dark and bright places

ANZ and NAB are among 11 banks that have committed to better understanding and disclosing the climate-related risks and opportunities of their investment portfolios. In total, the banks represent over $8.5 trillion in capital.

Al Gore on the great inflexion point

Ecocity2017: There might have been plenty of talent and unexpected insights on offer, but, let’s face it, Al Gore was the climate action superstar that everyone wanted to see.

Can property survive the great climate transition?

As we become an increasingly urban species, urban resilience is emerging as a big deal. The idea is generating a lot of noise about how to develop or retrofit cities that can deal with the many challenges before us.

Queensland commits to net zero by 2050

Queensland has joined other leading states in committing to a net zero emissions target by 2050, as part of its new Climate Transition Strategy.