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1 March 2022

In November 2021, the COP26 meeting in Glasgow stressed the urgency of enhancing ambition and action on climate change adaptation in the critical decade to 2030, ‘in line with the best available science’.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the premier global science body tasked with providing policymakers with assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation options. Their latest Sixth Assessment Report, released on 28 February 2022, assesses socioeconomic and natural systems’ vulnerability to climate change, the impacts and consequences, and options for adaptation.

For the crucial information you need to know about the IPCC's latest report on impact, adaptation and vulnerability, you can take a look at the following resources, featuring expert commentary from ANU researchers.



Friday 4 March, 10-11.30am AEDT

New UN Report on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability - Implications for Fiji  »

Join us to discuss the main findings of the latest UN report on the science of climate change and its implications for Fiji.

Wednesday 9 March, 6-7.30pm AEDT

The IPCC’s latest assessment of climate impacts and adaptation options: What does it tell us? »

Hear from report authors about the key findings and what they mean for taking forward action on adaptation in this critical decade. 

Thursday 10 March, 12-1.45pm AEDT

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: An overview of Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability for the Pacific »

Join us and our partners, the Pacific Climate Change Centre at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), to learn about the key findings from the most recent IPCC report and its implications for the the Pacific.



Pacific Wayfinder: Merging Science with Traditional Knowledge: Professor f Mark Howden, Vice-Chair of the IPCC and Ofa Ma’asi-Kaisamy, Manager of the Pacific Climate Change Centre discuss the latest IPCC report on the impacts of a changing climate policy and adaptation in the Pacific.



In discussion with Professor Mark Howden & Dr George Carter

What does the IPCC report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability mean for the Pacific? Professor Mark Howden, IPCC Vice Chair and Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions and Salā Dr George Carter, Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, discuss this important issue.


Media highlights

Climate scientists warn global heating means Australia facing more catastrophic storms and floods, The Guardian, Monday 28 February.

Adaptation key to protect vulnerable from climate change, ANU media release,  Monday 28 February.

As extreme weather ravages the Pacific, there is much to do and no time to waste, The Guardian, Tuesday 1 March.

Mass starvation, extinctions, disasters: the new IPCC report’s grim predictions, and why adaptation efforts are falling behind, The Conversation, Monday 28 February.

New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed, The Conversation, Monday 28 February.

‘Atlas of human suffering’: More drought, fire and flood, less snow and coral, UN report says, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 28 February.

Australia faces “cascading and compounding” climate disasters, IPCC report warns, Renew Economy, Monday 28 February.

'Clobbered by Climate Change': IPCC Report Warns of Failure to Adapt to Global Warming, CNet, Monday 28 February.

“Climate adaptation by itself is not enough”: the latest IPCC report instalment, Cosmos Magazine, Monday 28 February.

‘Crisis’: Climate panel flags Great Barrier Reef devastationABC4 Salt Lake City, Tuesday 1 March.

‘Listen to the people’: IPCC calls for urgent action as Australia faces fiery future, The New Daily, Monday 28 February.

IPCC report: Expect more extreme weather events, experts warn, Eastern Riverina Chronical, Monday 28 February.

IPCC report finds global warming responsible for species' extinction, The Canberra Times, Monday 28 February.

Aussie farms face 'disruption and decline', Augusta Margaret River Times, Monday 28 February.

Adaptation key to protect vulnerable from climate change, 24H Tech, Monday 28 February.

Australia facing fiery future: IPCC, Campaspe News, Monday 28 February.