climate change

Light coloured roofs stay cool during summer

Outdoor air temperature and cooling energy consumption can be significantly reduced by solar reflective material, research finds.

Flooded street

The collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation would profoundly alter the anatomy of the world’s oceans. New research explores the consequences.

young woman sitting down looking out at the ocean

The reality of climate change has many people feeling uncertain about the environment and our future.

flooding of town

Australia needs more investment in hydrological modelling and new infrastructure to reduce the impact of major flood events, UNSW expert says.

Rising sea levels on Kirabati

If the impacts of climate change drive people from their homes, what happens to their relationship with their home country?

the aftermath of a severe storm damaging beachfront property

Deep sand movements stirred up by intense storms may offset some of the impacts of coastal erosion caused by sea level rise.

an illustration of trains trucks boats and planes

We’re lagging behind on the shift to electric vehicles and clean transport. Here’s what we need to do.

UNSW Kensington campus

The University will play a vital role in helping the state government achieve its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 . 

platypus floating in river water

We don’t have to passively sit back and watch Australia’s species and ecosystems die. Here are five concrete steps the next government should take.

wompoo fruit-dove

Australian rainforests and bird communities remain under threat following the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season, new UNSW Sydney research shows.

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