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.

Discussions about Pacific aid need to go beyond the instrumental and local voices must be heard

HANNAH MCNICOL | After signing a security deal with China in April and a $100 million deal with Chinese telecommunications giant… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 18 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Welcome to the Pacific Outlook Bulletin. For 2023, we have a fresh look and a new publishing schedule – the Bulletin… Read More

Disaster-resilient infrastructure top priority in the Pacific

JACK WHELAN | As floods wreaked havoc across vast areas of eastern Australia, 2022 was described as ‘The Great Deluge’, with record-breaking rainfall… Read More

Six reasons 2023 could be a very good year for climate action

WESLEY MORGAN |   Many people think of the annual UN climate talks as talkfests which achieve only incremental change, at best. Activist Greta… Read More

Indonesia has handed over the reins of the G20, but it will still play an influential role. Here’s why

TOMMY SOESMANTO AND YENNY TJOE  |  Indonesia has handed the G20 presidency over to India, following a successful summit in Bali last month. They… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #41

SOVINDA PO | The outcomes of the G20 Summit The Group of 20 (G20)—comprised of 20 of the world’s largest economies—held its leaders’… Read More

This is what Australia needs to bring to Egypt for COP27

WESLEY MORGAN | Officials from nearly 200 nations are gathering in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 27th United Nations climate change conference known as… Read More

Who wins in the US, China climate arms race

WESLEY MORGAN | This year’s COP27 UN climate summit is being held amid heightened geopolitical competition. Growing rivalry between the United States and… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Fiji elections date announced The President of Fiji has issued the writ for the next general elections. Fiji will… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Australian Deputy Prime Minister visits PNG Last week saw Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Richard Marles, visit… Read More


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