The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance.
Large parts of the Great Barrier Reef will have died off by the mid-2030s according to research examining the role of climate change in this year’s extreme coral bleaching event. This research confirmed studies that have predicted the decline of coral reefs across the planet by mid-century.
Fires are more prevalent on a Tuesday and less likely on a Sunday, according to a new University of Melbourne study, which highlights the dramatic effect humans, religion and culture have on the global climate.
An international team, led by the University of Melbourne, has devised a method allowing countries to choose their own method of ‘fair’ emissions cuts, effectively creating a roadmap out of the climate negotiation gridlock.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.