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Key Reports

climate change: Key INFO useful for social workers 

The understanding of climate change and its impacts is constantly evolving as the science develops and research is done on human impacts. It can be hard to stay on top of the latest and most relevant reports and info. Here, SW4CA provides links to a range of key resources. This section will continue to be updated as new materials become available.

IPCC 2023 Climate Change Report

Synthesis report which summaries the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Summary of IPCC's 2023 Climate Change Report

An easy to read round up of the '10 big findings' from the final instalment of the 8 year long undertaking from the world's most authoritative scientific body on climate change.

Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)

A national not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance in Australia.

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Books

Free to download books:

Social Work, Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability.

Volumes 1-3.


Gender based violence and environmental factors, including climate change.

1.5 ºC 

Landmark report from the IPCC regarding global warming of 1.5 ºC.

Extreme Heat

Health impacts of Townsville's increasing extreme heat, due to climate change.

'19-20 Bushfires

Bushfire Royal Commission report, which found that climate change fuelled the fires.

2020 Report Card

State of the Climate 2020 report detailing Aus. current & future climate change impacts.

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IPCC report detailing impacts of sea level rise & low-lying islands, coasts & communities.

Asia Pacific

Health impacts of climate change 'From Townsville to Tuvalu'

Our attitudes

Climate of the Nation 2020 report detailing Aus. attitudes to climate change & energy.

Eco-Social Work in Australia Podcast

A series on eco-social work practice and principles. 

Blueprint Framework

Guide for federal climate change policy - fair, fast and inclusive climate change action

Climate Change Act 2022

Australian federal government legislation

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