Australia and Pacific
Our team based in Perth develops emissions reductions benchmarks and mitigation strategies aligned to the 1.5˚C warming limit for regional and national public sector and civil society actors. The office works closely with our longstanding partners in Australia, the Pacific, and in East and Southeast Asia.
Beetaloo gas field is a climate bomb. How did CSIRO modelling make it look otherwise?
The fossil gas industry is gearing up for a truly enormous new fracking project in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin that could undo all Australia's efforts to cut emissions.
Australia relies on controversial offsets to meet climate change targets. We might not get away with it in Egypt
"If offsets are not real, additional and permanent – or if they’re used to continue fossil fuel emissions – then they will make climate change worse rather than better." — Bill Hare
Scorched dystopia or liveable planet? Here’s where the climate policies of our political hopefuls will take us
From volcanic eruptions to tropical cyclones - adaptation and disaster risk reduction are still a question of finance for small islands
Global Goal for Adaptation must be locally driven
Australia’s biggest fossil fuel investment for a decade is in the works – and its greenhouse gas emissions will be horrifying
The controversial Scarborough gas project off Western Australia will cause a substantial rise in greenhouse gas emissions at a time when the world must rapidly decarbonise, new analysis shows.
Yes, Australia can beat its 2030 emissions target. But the Morrison government barely lifted a finger.
Climate change and small islands: more scientific evidence of high risks
Facing Covid and climate, Pacific island capacity stretched
A single mega-project exposes the Morrison government’s gas plan as staggering folly
The building blocks for vital climate adaptation in small islands
What’s on the science agenda for the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C in agriculture
Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement with its 1.5°C temperature limit, climate scientists are preparing a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change under 1.5ºC warming in global average temperature. Here’s an overview of what we already know and what we would need to learn from the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C due in 2018 regarding impacts on agriculture.