Climate News

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

Murray-Darling Basin River Flows

'Murray-Darling Basin: Observed versus expected [river] flows under the Basin Plan 2012-2019.' 'The Department’s [Department of Primary Industries and Environment Water] review contains a series of factual errors. It is biased and contains misrepresentations of our work.' (Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, Sydney) >

Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)

'Australia's Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) has serious governance flaws and is potentially wasting billions of dollars in taxpayers' money.' 'Unfortunately, Australia's carbon market currently suffers from a distinct lack of environmental integrity.' (The Australian National University, Canberra) >

Journal of Climate Policy

'Climate Policy aims to make high-quality research accessible and relevant, not only to academics, but also to policymakers and practitioners. The journal provides a platform for new ideas, innovative approaches and research-based insights that can help advance an effective response to climate change in practice.' (Journal of Climate Policy - Publisher Taylor & Francis, Oxfordshire UK) >

Australian Infrastructure and Transport Statistics (2021)

'The publication provides long-term, aggregate time series infrastructure and transport statistics.' (Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Canberra) >

Ecocide: Prosecuting Planetary Destruction

'Advocates want to make ecocide a prosecutable offence with the International Criminal Court. It's an uphill battle they seem willing to fight.'(Undark magazine, Cambridge, Massachusetts) >

Green Hydrogen Certification

Decarbonising End-use Sectors: Green Hydrogen Certification. 'Green Hydrogen Certification, led by the members of the Decarbonising End-Use Sectors Working Group, provides an overview of technical considerations for green hydrogen tracking systems and the challenges that need to be addressed for the creation of such instruments.' (International Renewable Energy Agency - March 2022) >

Green Hydrogen for Industry: A Guide to Policy Making

'Policy makers can adopt industrial policies that address barriers and oblige or support a change from fossil fuel dependency of hard to abate sectors. An urgent task given the long lifespans of industrial assets and a limited window to avert the climate crisis.' (International Renewable Energy Agency - March 2022)

Australian-German Hydrogen Program

'Australian and German Governments have today opened the HyGATE initiative, a Hydrogen Innovation and Technology incubator.' (ARENAWIRE - Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Canberra) >

Bushfire Behaviour Research Laboratory

The National Bushfire Behaviour Research Laboratory.  '...research, planning and preparation are playing a significant role in understanding and mitigating major bushfires and their effects on lives, properties and infrastructure.' (CSIRO, Black Mountain, Canberra) >

Future Extreme Bushfire Events

Preparing Australia for future extreme bushfire events. 'Our scientists are developing reliable tools to predict bushfire behaviour, and advance fire spread prediction and bushfire suppression systems.' (CSIRO, Canberra) >