Australia’s Climate Security

Join CPD Fellow Ian Dunlop and call for more urgent climate action now

For almost two decades, CPD Fellow Ian Dunlop has been a powerful voice advocating for both a better understanding of climate science as well as for more urgent, robust policy responses from government. His expertise and...

Australia’s Climate Security – U.S. Expert on Climate Change and National Security | ROUNDTABLE | April 2017

On April 7, the Centre for Policy Development, together with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne (MSSI), delivered a roundtable on climate security with special guest Dr Sherri Goodman, a...

Fellow Ian Dunlop calls for political-climate honesty and responsibility

As Federal Parliament wraps up for 2016, we’ve witnessed another year of dismal, polarising discussion of climate change. Instead of talking about the energy, health, economic and security implications of climate change, the political...

Defence White Paper marks a step forward in climate security debate

After much deliberation and delay the Turnbull Government released its Defence White Paper on 25 February 2016. Initial reactions to the White Paper from security experts and the media focused on spending promises, new kit, increased arms...

Deepening Australia’s regional relationships through climate security

This article was originally published on The Strategist for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on 3 December 2015 In The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge, I argued Australia’s ‘longest conflict’...

The Two Admirals: rare insight from world experts on climate security

CPD’s report The Longest Conflict highlighted the significant impacts that a changing climate will have on Australia’s human security, including how it will affect our defence force and its ability to respond to scenarios at home and...

Climate change through a sub-national lens | Thought Starters 18 September

With the Conference of the Parties (COP-21) session in Paris fast approaching, the issue of climate change is about to be centre-stage on the global policy agenda. Australian citizens can be forgiven for being...

Dunlop, Sturrock warn of Australia’s ‘fringe’ status on climate change | Thought Starters 25 August 2015

In a piece that first appeared in The Age (August 14, 2015), CPD fellow Ian Dunlop and CPD analyst Rob Sturrock suggest Australia’s policy on climate change is relegating the country to ‘fringe player’ status on the international stage. ...

The Longest Conflict included as key reading by US Center for Climate and Security | 23 July 2015

The CPD’s recent report on climate change and security, The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge, has been included in The Center for Climate and Security’s summer reading list. The Longest Conflict, which sits...

CPD’s new report on Australia’s climate security challenge receives widespread coverage | 25 June 2015

CPD’s new report was successfully launched by Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, former UK Government Climate & Energy Security Envoy, and Admiral Chris Barrie, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force on Monday 22nd June 2015.  This...