Climate change

Europe must fully embrace nuclear energy
Europe must fully embrace nuclear energy
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine stripped away many naive assumptions. War in Europe is not a thing of the past. Greater economic integration will not deter a madman. And…
Strengthening disaster resilience in the Pacific
Strengthening disaster resilience in the Pacific
Climate change is compounding disaster risk around the world. Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make clear that the growing effects of…
The race for lithium
The race for lithium
The current global energy crisis has shown how interdependent the world’s energy markets are, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine causing widespread fuel shortages and sky-rocketing…
Climate change: governance on the highway to hell
Climate change: governance on the highway to hell
Global governance risks becoming the defining oxymoron of our times. As the world lurches from one crisis to the next, our collective inability to deal with a concatenation of…
Water scarcity challenges China’s development model
Water scarcity challenges China’s development model
Southern China’s longest drought on record is the latest manifestation of a slow-burning but increasingly severe water crisis. Left unchecked, it has the potential to act as a…
Making sense of Indonesia’s fuel riots
Making sense of Indonesia’s fuel riots
With less than two months until the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia has gone into public security mode. The government is facing a major public backlash after President Joko Widodo…
Guterres whistles in the wind
Guterres whistles in the wind
Spare a thought for António Guterres. Public platforms don’t get much bigger than that enjoyed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, but no one seems to be taking much…
Blue economy may be the key to South Asia's upswing
Blue economy may be the key to South Asia's upswing
For decades, traditional and non-traditional threats in South Asia have found their footing in shifting geopolitical patterns. The Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the recent Sri…
The Quad needs a futures focus
The Quad needs a futures focus
If there is a cumulative lesson from the past few years, it’s that the era of “polycrises” is firmly upon us. A polycrisis is defined as the net effect from the non-linear…
In a puzzling trend, concern about climate change has plateaued
In a puzzling trend, concern about climate change has plateaued
  It’s reasonable to feel that Australia’s relationship with climate change has undergone a step-change following the 2022 federal election. Since winning in May, the new…