Emissions from coal power are the largest contributors to Australia’s total emissions.
Wednesday 25 January 2017
As Australia’s energy debate heats up, some politicians are calling for cleaner and more efficient coal power stations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Both Australia and Indonesia are heavily dependent on their extensive coastal regions and oceans for their food, income and well-being. Lkzz/www.shutterstock.com
Thursday 15 December 2016
In many ways, Australia and Indonesia represent ocean superpowers. The two neighbouring countries share huge marine resources and opportunities.
The Carbon101x course is designed for business owners and policy makers who are sensitive to the potential market impacts involved in moving away from an economy reliant on fossil fuels. Photo: NASA
Monday 5 December 2016
Businesses are being urged to manage their financial and environmental risks, and leverage opportunities in the emerging low-carbon economy as part of a free online cours
GCI's Dr Nina Hall was the only Australian researcher to present on SDGs at the UN Economic & Social Commission for the Asia Pacific meeting in Bangkok this week
Thursday 1 December 2016
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) invited GCI Sustainable Water’s Dr Nina Hall to present at their inaugural Sustainable De
Professor Hoegh-Guldberg is widely respected for his research on the impacts of global warming on coral ecosystems.
Wednesday 30 November 2016
The University of Queensland’s Director of the Global Change Institute has been honoured with the Banksia Foundation’s International Award.
Despite major progress, contaminated drinking water leads to 340,000 child deaths each year from diarrhoea. Photo: Dang Thanh Lan
Monday 28 November 2016
Countries have a lot of work to do to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. But development projects don’t always go the way you expect.
Keynote speakers at ICCCWAFS (L-R): Dr Andrew Borrell (UQ), Mr Jeremy Bird (DG, International Water Management Institute), and Dr Nils Vagstad (DG, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research).
Monday 21 November 2016
A senior University of Queensland crop physiologist has told an international climate change conference in India that government policy and farming profitability must be
Adoption of the New Urban Agenda at a conference in Quito, Ecuador, provided a framework to guide global urban development over the next 20 years.  Photo: Grace Muriuki
Thursday 3 November 2016
For a country with more than 75 per cent of its people living in its 20 largest cities, Australia must get urban development right.
Tuesday 1 November 2016
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has released its Clean Energy Opportunities for Universities report, which explores how Australian universities can implement various
Tuesday 25 October 2016
Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers over 70 per cent of its surface.
Blue-spotted Stingray, Solomon Islands: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars.
In 15 years, Germany’s renewable energy share moved from 6% to 31%, creating a renewable energy sector that employs 355,000 people.
Tuesday 18 October 2016
In the wake of South Australia’s state-wide blackout, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged states to avoid “extremely aggressive and extremely unrealistic” renewable ene
Nearly one billion people are undernourished globally and more than two billion adults were overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization.
Thursday 13 October 2016
The theme for this year’s World Food Day (16 October) is ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too’.
Dr Adrian Ward reminds us that forests, marine ecosystems, mountain grasslands and shrublands are all under threat from multiple stressors.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has showcased a University of Queensland study highlighting the value of carbon sequestered by high mountain ecosyst
The view of the Chyulu hills from Tsavo West National Park. Photo: Flickr/Peter Steward
Monday 10 October 2016
Over the past few months, huge swathes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills have been on fire. The mountain range in eastern Kenya covers approximately 100 km.

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