'The road ahead won’t be easy,' Professor Hoegh-Guldberg says.

In a momentous vote, the Conference of Parties (COP21), comprised of representatives from 195 countries around the world, has agreed to measures that aim to limit global warming to 2 degrees -- with an 'ideal' target of not more than 1.5 degrees...

13 December 2015
After two weeks' negotiations in Paris, the world’s nations have reached a global deal to tackle climate change.

After two weeks of negotiations in Paris, the world’s nations have reached a global deal to tackle climate change. The agreement commits 196 countries to help limit global warming to “well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts...

13 December 2015
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg addressed a VIP-studded breakfast hosted by the United Nations on 8 December in Paris.

As the world looks expectantly towards Paris for action on climate change, the GCI team at COP21 or ‘Conference of the Parties’ has topped off a hectic week in the French capital.

9 December 2015
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.

University of Queensland researchers have announced a partnership with collaborators from the United Arab Emirates to address one of the greatest challenges of our time ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

2 December 2015
A delegation of UQ researchers will attend COP21

A small team of UQ and GCI researchers will attend the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, where negotiators from countries around the world will decide on the action they intend to take against climate change.

30 November 2015
UQ delegates with Austrade Argentina Director, Norma Ramiro

Representatives from the Global Change Institute led a team of UQ water research experts to Argentina and Uruguay in late November to establish a collaborative research partnership for sustainable water management.

17 November 2015
The Global Change Institute won the David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture and the National Award for Interior Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects’ Annual Awards.

The University of Queensland’s landmark six-star sustainability building has been recognised at the nation’s leading architecture awards.

11 November 2015
At a study site in the Solomon Islands, a large earthquake in 2007 caused the land to sink relative to the sea surface – which provided the opportunity to see how the reef adjusted to relative sea-level rise. Photo: M. Saunders

UQ marine scientists have plotted the effects of a recent earthquake to model how coral reefs might behave under a rapid rise in global sea-levels. Coral reefs play a critical role in the life cycle of countless marine species, and reef fish are a...

9 November 2015

Coral reefs are structures created by coral animals and are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. They provide goods and services worth at least US$30 billion per year (and possibly much more) and support (through such...

26 October 2015
GCI's new  Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry -- John Cook.

The influential New York based publication 'Skeptical Inquirer' has elected GCI's John Cook as a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

16 October 2015
Mangroves are predicted to be submerged in parts of Thailand, Sumatra, Java, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Mangrove forests around the Indo-Pacific region could be submerged by 2070, according to international research published today.

15 October 2015
Understanding the sensitivity of reef-building corals to elevated temperatures allows us to ask the question: if sea temperatures are increasing, when does it get too hot for corals every year in the future?

This week, scientists registered their concern that super-warm conditions are building to a point where corals are severely threatened across the tropical Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. They did so after seeing corals lose colour across the...

12 October 2015
Photo: Electric circuits in a building Calcutta Kolkata India © Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar/ CC-BY-SA-3.0

India’s formal climate pledge to the United Nations ahead of this year’s Paris summit highlights the crossroads at which the country’s electricity sector finds itself. On one hand, there is a very strong push to deliver more energy from renewable...

12 October 2015
A before and after image of the bleaching in American Samoa: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.

A global coral bleaching event expected to heavily impact the Great Barrier Reef has been confirmed by scientists from The University of Queensland and the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration.

12 October 2015
Surface air temperatures in the maritime Antarctic had risen by up to 2.8 °C over the past 50 years, at rates several times that of the global average.

Climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century, according to a landmark study published in Nature Climate Change. University of Queensland researcher Dr Paul Dennis said the study indicated that by 2100 there would be 25...

30 September 2015


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