Climate

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Climate is the term given to the average weather conditions of a certain region, including temperature, rainfall, and wind. It is clear that our climate is changing, most likely to be caused by carbon pollution from human causes. The Australian Academy of Science supports the view that recent global warming is caused by unprecedented carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.

Climate Teaching Resources

Climate Council Resources

The Climate Council was established in September 2013 to replace the former government funded Climate Commission. The Climate Council is an independent, non-profit organization, funded by donations from the public whose mission is to provide authoritative, expert information to the Australian public on climate change. Reports will be accompanied by a range of communications materials relevant to different audiences, videos, infographics, fact sheets, and other resources.  The following reports are now available  for download: 

 

 

Climate Change Funds - Governance and Accountability

Between 2010 and 2012 governments provided over US$30 billion to fund projects that help countries around the world to either adapt to or mitigate the impacts of climate change. Much of this financial support is channelled through global climate change funds. Taken together, these climate funds are a key weapon in the fight against climate change. But are they safe from corruption?

In five assessments, Transparency International (TI) examined the anti-corruption practices and internal accountability mechanisms of seven major climate funds: the Adaptation Fund, the two Climate Investment Fund Trust Funds, two of the Global Environment Facility’s Funds, the UN-REDD Programme and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (see table). By highlighting areas where governance should be improved to reduce corruption risks, the assessments aim to bolster the funds’ ability to deliver on their promise.

Read more at TI's website: Climate change funds: safe from corruption?

and download the currently available  reports: 

Protecting climate finance: An anti-corruption assessment of the Adaptation Fund(2.2 MB) Download
Protecting climate finance: An anti-corruption assessment of the Climate Investment Funds(2.6 MB) Download
Protecting climate finance: An anti-corruption assessment of the Global Environment Facility's Least Developed Countries Fund & Special Climate Change Fund(2.6 MB) Download
Protecting climate finance: An anti-corruption assessment of the UN-REDD Programme(2.0 MB) Download