Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

Montreal protocol

The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now appears to be the first international treaty to successfully slow the rate of global warming.

Ian Jacobs, Donna Green and Matt Thistlethwaite

The Centre will be the first in Australia to deliver a national response to the impact of climate change on health.


Stronger westerly winds in the Southern Ocean could be the cause of a sudden rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide in a period of less than 100 years about 16,000 years ago.


A new Centre of Excellence focusing on extreme weather and climate events and headquarted at UNSW will be launched this afternoon.