The past two years have seen significant shifts in corporate activity regarding climate change. For businesses, the entry into force of the Paris Agreement has perhaps been the key catalyst to contemplate a future policy environment consistent with its objective of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

Climate change is already putting production and cost pressures on the supply of coffee in significant parts of the world’s ‘bean belt’ of coffee producing countries.

In response to recent developments in both climate science and international climate commitments, The Climate Institute commissioned Climate Analytics to examine the impacts on Australia of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C and 2°C, and to provide estimates of the global carbon budgets associated with achieving these temperature limits.

This report looks at the risk that is often unrecognised and under-explained to people who own or are buying or building property along Australia's coasts (flooding, storm surge, coastal inundation, erosion etc.) and in bushfire zones.

Australia, along with the rest of the world, must decarbonise its energy sector by 2050 to have any hope of averting dangerous climate change, and the Climate Institute has released research to help get there.

Australia's financial system may be vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which could be exacerbated by the carbon-intensive economy, lack of policy clarity, and reliance on global capital markets, analysis released by The Climate Institute shows.

This discussion paper examines the outcomes of the Copenhagen climate summit in December last year and more importantly explores the broader trends in climate policy globally. While it is premature to make single track recommendations on global policy frameworks, the paper explores how, in the aftermath of the Copenhagen summit, a new multilateralism could help avoid dangerous climate change.