Evidence shows electric vehicles have significant economic, social and health benefits.
Friday 6 September 2019
Despite the overwhelming evidence that electric vehicle technology can deliver significant economic, environmental and health benefits, misinformation continues to muddy the public debate in Australia. An article in The Australian recently claimed that on the east coast electric vehicles are responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than their petrol counterparts. The findings were largely attributed to Australia’s reliance on coal-fired power to charge electric vehicles. The report on which the article was based has not been publicly released, making it difficult to examine the claim.
Economic modelling at UQ has influenced climate change public policy and debate, thanks chiefly to the work of Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics Professor John Quiggin.
Monday 12 August 2019
Economic modelling at UQ has influenced climate change public policy and debate, thanks chiefly to the work of Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics Professor John Quiggin.
Bleached staghorn coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Many species are dependent on corals for food and shelter. Photo: Damian Thomson
Friday 26 July 2019
If you think climate change is only gradually affecting our natural systems, think again. Our research, published yesterday in Frontiers in Marine Science, looked at the large-scale impacts of a series of extreme climate events on coastal marine habitats around Australia. We found more than 45% of the coastline was already affected by extreme weather events caused by climate change. What’s more, these ecosystems are struggling to recover as extreme events are expected to get worse.
 Some on-street parking in Brisbane suburbs is occupied much of the day. Neil Sipe, Author provided
Wednesday 24 July 2019
While car parking was a non-negotiable amenity for baby boomers, it is an eyesore to millennials and the up-and-coming iGen. Newer generations want more city and fewer cars. Globally, scrapping car parking is the latest trend in urban planning.
It's hoped the research will provide a roadmap to transform how  science is used to manage our ocean.
Wednesday 1 May 2019
Research by IBM data professionals and marine scientists from UQ and WWF has revealed new ways technology could be used to improve ocean management.
Monday 15 April 2019
The world needs a new international protected area target based on scientific evidence, according to a team including University of Queensland scientists.
Monday 15 April 2019
An international team of researchers has discovered a cost-effective way to generate electricity without producing greenhouse gas emissions – while also reducing air poll
There have been several efforts to map the Reef since 1802, but today’s charts only outline the location of 3000 reefs that make up the Reef, lacking critical biological and geomorphological information.
Monday 15 April 2019
For the first time, the Great Barrier Reef will be mapped in unprecedented 3D detail thanks to a collaboration between Australia’s lead managers of the Reef and spatial e
“We need to make sure science is listened to if we are going to get the policy right,” Professor Hoegh-Guldberg said.
Thursday 21 March 2019
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has been named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy for 2019.
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has been ranked in the world's top one per cent of researchers
Wednesday 28 November 2018
GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is one of 27 UQ researchers to be named in a prestigious list of the world’s most highly cited researchers.
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Many people in Australia do not have access to safe drinking water.
Photo: Victor Benard
Wednesday 7 November 2018
GCI Adjunct Associate Professor Chris McGrath has told a Gold Coast conference we need to fight for recognition that nature is the foundation for prosperity.
A diver takes in the reefscape  (Photo: The Ocean Agency / paul g. allen philanthropies)
Thursday 25 October 2018
A new science-driven strategy to save the Earth’s coral reefs proposes an “insurance policy” which focuses on saving the reefs that are most likely to survive global warm
Keeley Hartzer and Tor Hundloe at the launch of their new book, The Cheapest Electricity on Earth.
Friday 12 October 2018
Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe joined co-author Keeley Hartzer for the launch of their new book, The Cheapest Electricity on Earth, at the UQ Global Change Institute this
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist , Professor Alan Finkel during a visit to the UQ Global Change Institute in 2016.
Friday 12 October 2018
This week’s release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific evidence on the front page of the world’s newspaper


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