Climate News

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

Boosting the Performance of Highly Efficient Thin-Film Solar Cells

Research team pinpoints potential for improving CIGS solar cells. > Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung

Ecosystem Collapse as Biodiversity Declines

A fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse as biodiversity declines, reveals the pioneering 'Swiss Re' index. >

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION PERFORMANCE RATINGS

'The Climate Action Tracker is an independent scientific analysis that tracks government climate action and measures it against the globally agreed Paris Agreement aim of "holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C." A collaboration of two organisations, Climate Analytics and New Climate Institute, the CAT has been providing this independent analysis to policymakers since 2009.' (Information as of September 2020) > Climate Action Tracker

Optimal Home Design and Construction

Information available both online and in print. > Your Home (Australian Government publication). 

Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperatures

Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multicountry observational study. > The Lancet journal. 

Australia's cold weather death rate...and building quality

Australia's death rate due to cold weather almost double that of Sweden, due to poor building quality. '...recent studies that have linked temperature, building quality and mortality rates, with surprising results for Australians in our comparatively milder climates.' >

Energy and Climate Scenarios - Evaluation and Guidance

'Over the years to come, the necessary energy transition and adaptation to climate change’s consequences will play a major role in public and private organisations’ decisions, and companies in particular.'  (The Shift Project) >

Electric Tractors

'... all electric tractors for agriculture and recreational applications...' (Solectrac Electric Tractors) >

Can Universities Drive Better Climate Solutions?

The Climate Alliance - 'Climate change presents the world with both an enormous challenge to overcome and an opportunity to come together, share knowledge and invest in our shared future. The Climate Alliance seeks to support global leaders to meet this challenge through sharing evidence-based information on climate research.' (International Universities Climate Alliance) >

State of the Climate 2020

'State of the Climate' Report - 2020 (CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology) >