The most important thing we can do to deal with climate change is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in cleaner forms of energy to power our economy. There are already many technologies, policies and behaviours that can help us do this.
The world is moving to tackle climate change. More needs to be done but momentum is growing. Countries are using a mix of regulation, carbon pricing, renewable energy targets and investment.
If you want to know more about what action countries are taking, look at our report on international action.
The next chapter of the climate story is about how Australia can find solutions that minimise the risks of climate change while providing extra benefits for our health, community, economy and environment. Harnessing clean energy, taking advantage of new economic opportunities and building sustainable communities can all provide new opportunities for Australians – for more information have a look at our reports on opportunities in NSW and Victoria.
- 5 December 2012 - Adelaide community forum