Other useful links
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 is to transform our world to ‘take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts’. To find out more about the United Nations and Climate Change refer to http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change-2/
A historic global climate agreement, which Australia is a part of, was agreed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris (30 November to 12 December 2015). For further information visit:
As part of Australia’s commitment to environment cooperation, the Commonwealth’s environment department participates in the biannual meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, and enjoys universal membership of all United Nations Member States. For further information refer to https://www.environment.gov.au/about-us/international/unep
ARENA is the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, a commercially oriented agency. Arena’s Vision is “An Australian economy and society increasingly powered by competitive renewable energy”. Arena works to reduce the cost of renewable energy and increase the use of renewable energy in Australia. For further information refer to www.arena.gov.au
The Climate Change in Australia a Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO website which provides useful data, information, news and publications about Climate Change in Australia.
The Oceans and Atmosphere page on the CSIRO’s website provides knowledge to manage Australia’s marine areas and atmospheric environment, including information about our climate and Earth system.
The Climate Council provides independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. https://www.ipcc.ch/