Concern about climate change among Australians has surged since the lows of 2012 and the last Federal election. Australian business and the voting public have tapped into international trends about the economic and environmental benefits of climate action, now our main political parties urgently need to catch up.
The 2016 Federal Election, and its immediate aftermath, presents opportunities for political parties to work with community and business.
This page houses all of our Election related content, including our Climate Policy Credibility Assessment, pre-polling results, infographics and media releases and opinion articles.
2016 Pre-election polling
See findings from our nationally representative poll on climate change issues, conducted in June 2016, ahead of the 2016 election.
Parties' Targets Compared
Where will Australia’s 2030 per capita pollution stack up against the rest of the G20 with each of the parties climate policies?
Australian Climate Change Impacts
What are the risks and impacts of 1°C, 1-2°C, 2-3°C and +3°C of global warming to Australia?
What are the risks and impacts of climate change in Australia?
These observed and predicted impacts are drawn from studies by CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Department of Environment, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Garnaut Review, the IPCC 4th Assessment Report and academic journals. Note that the impacts listed are not exhaustive and are matched indicatively with temperature rises above the pre-industrial average.
CEO John Connor talks to Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast about the release of The Climate Institute's Climate Policy Credibility Assessment and 2016 election pre-polling results.
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Election 2016 - The Climate Institute Policy Priorities