In 1970 we joined together for the world’s first Earth Day. This year, 22 April, we mark 50 years since this first event. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The Earth Day Network has identified climate change – the challenges and the vast opportunities – as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Local and global research, along with our individual voices, is integral to driving climate action and environmental change. The following snapshot of open access research, held in Griffith Research Online, forms part of the research community narrative around identifying and addressing climate action and change:

Grassroots Climate Action in Australia: Visions, Practices and Innovation

Localizing climate change: stepping up local climate action

Tracking the progress of climate change adaptation: An Australian case study

Future climate narratives: knowledge informing climate change adaptation

The Social Construction of Climate Change: Deconstructing the Climate Change Debate in Australia

Decision support platforms for climate change adaptation: an overview and introduction

An investigation of coastal climate change risk assessment practice in Australia

Adapting to and coping with the threat and impacts of climate change

Responding to Climate Change: Australian Tourism Industry Perspectives on Current Challenges and Future Directions

Visit Griffith Research Online to discover more research on climate change.