Focus issue 202 June 2017
Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Managing our climate and society
By Lorraine Stephenson
Australia is the 13th largest GHG emitter in the world. Our mitigation target must constitute an effective response to climate science and represent a fair share of the global collective burden.
By Graham Hawke
"In the face of this protracted drought and the prospect of long-term climate change we need a radical change in our water management practices.” – John Howard, Prime Minister, 25 January 2007
By John Gunn, Line Bay and Russell Reichelt
Consecutive years of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef underscore the urgent need to add new interventions to the reef manager’s toolbox
By Bruce Godfrey and John Söderbaum
Since the electricity sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, it must play a leading role in reducing these emissions.
By Snow Barlow and Joanne Daly
Climatic trends are initiating substantial shifts in land use as farmers seek to manage the emerging climate risks and seize any opportunities that they present.
By Hugh Bradlow
We need to start planning a society that is free of human drivers and internal combustion engines by the early 2030s.
Also in this issue:
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation