Beyond two degrees warming
Greater and more widespread impacts are expected when global warming passes 2 °C above pre-Industrial levels, so understanding how the risk changes at that point can help inform negotiations on emission reduction targets.
Climate change is real
Climate naturally varies over many timescales. However, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have caused the planet to warm at a rate more rapid than anything the earth has experienced for at least the last 1 800 years.
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook.
Carbon and rural land use: key findings
This report brings together much of the latest research on emission reduction and offsets in rural land, including the potential of forests as carbon sinks.
Biofuel: fuelling transport with biofuels
Biofuels will play a big part in our transport future. Finding a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel based petroleum and diesel will become more important as oil supplies decline, petrol prices soar and the necessity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensifies.
Zero Emission House
An eight-star energy efficiency rated house that produces enough zero emission electricity to satisfy its energy needs, designed specifically for the Australian mass housing market.
New sustainable 'bio-derived' jet fuel industry is achievable
Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, 'bio-derived' Australian and New Zealand aviation fuels industry is a viable proposition, according to a report compiled by CSIRO in collaboration with the region’s major aviation industry players.
Biofuels: Researchers to turn waste into wealth
Transforming waste plant material into a sustainable, low-emission fuel for the world’s cars, trucks and planes is the aim of a new research collaboration between CSIRO and leading Australian and UK universities.
Last call for volunteers to save on power bills
More than 170 volunteers from all over New South Wales have signed on to a community effort to help family, friends and colleagues save money on power bills and reduce their carbon footprint.
Funding to help solve solar energy puzzle
CSIRO has welcomed the award of a $5.65 million grant from the Australian Solar Institute towards three major solar research projects worth a total of $16 million.