SDG 13 Climate action

SDG13 climate action

The climate crisis persists as the world hesitates to make the necessary commitment for its reversal. The past decade (2010-2019) was the hottest ever, resulting in extensive wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, floods, and other climate-related disasters worldwide. Climate change is disrupting economies and impacting vulnerable lives and livelihoods.

Griffith University is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to tackling global challenges around SDG 13 climate action. Below are some of our outputs supporting this goal.

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 25 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Tropical Cyclone Lola heads for Vanuatu Hard on the heels of the prediction that this upcoming cyclone season will see… Read More

Policy Brief | An agenda for Australia-Republic of Korea climate cooperation with Southeast Asia

ALICE NASON  |  Griffith Asia Institute Policy Brief | 30-MINUTE READ Executive summary Download PDF The intensification of climate change will… Read More

Maritime safety for lives and livelihoods: The multiplier effect of a well-connected Pacific

HEATHER WRATHALL | This article provides a comprehensive overview of the maritime safety needs of the Pacific region and its impact on various aspects of development, such as economic productivity, access to essential services, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. It effectively highlights the challenges faced by maritime services and suggests Australia could partner with the Pacific to increase access to safe maritime transportation. Read More

Bigger moves, bigger expectations: Biden’s US-Pacific Island Forum Summit

SEAN JACOBS  |  An insightful analysis of the recent US-Pacific Island Forum Summit and highlights two important observations. The author effectively discusses the notable absence of the Solomon Islands Prime Minister due to his ties with Beijing and emphasises the need to balance Washington's security concerns with the development priorities of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Read More

Exploring determinants of green finance in small island economies—case of Fiji

LATU SERA KAUKILAKEBA AND TARLOK SINGH | “Financial policymakers and regulators may not necessarily be involved in the… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 29 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   Pacific responses to AUKUS announcement The recent AUKUS announcement regarding the pathway to nuclear-powered submarines for Australia prompted a… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu comes to grips with cyclone aftermath  Further to the impacts of not one but two cyclones within the… Read More

A tonne of fossil carbon isn’t the same as a tonne of new trees: Why offsets can’t save us

WESLEY MORGAN | This week, the Albanese government is attempting to reform the safeguard mechanism to try to make it actually cut emissions from… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Parliament sits in Fiji Parliament is sitting this week in Fiji and we are getting more of a sense… Read More

The undiscussed impact of climate change in Tuvalu

TERESA LIFUKA-DRECALA  |  Tuvalu is the fourth smallest nation in the world and one of the most affected by the impacts of climate change. Read More


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