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WHAT DOES AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CLIMATE AND SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT SAY?
The Australian Government received its first climate and security risk assessment, carried out by the Office of National Intelligence (ONI), in late 2022. The assessment should inform policymakers and the public on the greatest threat to Australians’ future, but the government has refused to release a declassified version.
IS AUSTRALIA'S PROPOSED DOMESTIC RISK ASSESSMENT FIT FOR PURPOSE?
To make a proper assessment of climate risks to Australia, it is necessary to first establish an understanding of the existential, systemic climate risks at a global scale.
FOR 1.5 & 2°C
Confused about carbon budgets for the Paris climate goals? Zero by 2050 or 2030? 1.5°C or 2°C? This briefing note explores how IPCC carbon budgets underestimate current and future warming, omit important climate system feedback mechanisms, and make dangerous assumptions about
“NET ZERO 2050”:
A DANGEROUS ILLUSION
COP26 Briefing Note
Latest analysis reveals “Net zero 2050” emissions (NZ2050) strategies will lock in many decades of unnecessary fossil fuels use well past 2050, with an unsustainable, business-as-usual economic pathway, dangerous “offset” trade-offs, and unacceptable risks of unstoppable climate warming.
CONFLICT & RISK
In this striking Breakthrough report we look at climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk-management to draw new conclusions about the challenge we now face.
A powerful short film presenting some of Australia's former security, defence and political leaders who all warn us that climate change is 'a catalyst for conflict.