Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

Sustainability Awards - Architecture & Design

Sustainability Awards - Sponsored by Architecture & Design. '...awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture' Categories & Information: Architecture & Design >

Green Hydrogen Takes Flight

'Australian innovators AMSL Aero are taking renewable energy to the skies with their futuristic reimagining of the aircraft.' (ARENAWIRE, Australian Renewable Energy Agency) >

National Electricity Generation Data

An Open Platform for National Electricity Market Data. (University of Melbourne’s Climate and Energy College “Live-Emission tracker”) >

Newcastle Climate Action Plan

Newcastle Climate Action Plan 2021 – 2025. (Newcastle City Council - NSW) >

Tackling Invisible Injustice

Mental health and climate change: tackling invisible injustice. 'A key factor that contributes to climate anxiety is knowing danger is coming but not having any appropriate scripts, skills, or direct agency in place to mitigate it.' Harriet E Ingle and Michael Mikulewicz (The Lancet, London) >

Floods Expose Social Inequities

Floods expose social inequities, and potential mental health epidemic in its wake. 'University of Sydney experts say floods and disasters leave communities highly vulnerable to health problems, which include anxiety, PTSD and mosquito borne diseases, unless action is taken.' (The University of Sydney) >

Under-insurance in Australian Households

When disaster strikes: Under-insurance in Australian households. 'Under-insurance is (re)produced along socio-economic and geographical lines, with those of lower socio-economic status or living in cities more likely to be under-insured. Should a disaster strike, such communities are likely to suffer further disadvantage, especially if governments continue to shift the responsibility for risk onto households.' Kate Booth and Bruce Tranter - University of Tasmania (Urban Studies journal) >

Australia's Sustainable Transport Future

Australia's sustainable transport future gets $7.9 million boost. This 'will fund research, education and scholarship in the field of sustainable transport technology.' (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney) >

Smarter transport solutions could transform door-to-door work commute

'Our research into smarter door-to-door solutions – driven by digital disruption – will reduce car use and our environmental footprint, and make getting to work cheaper and simpler.' (Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney) >

Adapting to a Changing Climate

A '20-minute documentary highlights the growing recognition of the need for action to adapt to climate change around the world and introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation by weaving inspiring stories of adaptation action together with interviews with experts' (United Nations Climate Change Secretariat) >