The issue of climate change has generated an enormous amount of information - and, worryingly, disinformation. SW4CA aims to provide links to credible, evidence-based information relevant for social workers and their allies. This page contains links to recent reports from national and international bodies, institutions and organisations that provide a strong evidence base for the impacts of anthropogenic climate change. This list of important reports will be updated as new resources become available. 

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This annual report from the World Economic Forum identifies inaction on climate change as the number one risk facing the world. This report does an excellent job of showing the links between climate change and a number of other risk factors.

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IPCC Special Report on 1.5˚

This landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change details the expected impacts of global heating to 1.5˚. This key report lays out the scientific foundation for climate change projections.

From Townsville to Tuvalu

Important report on the health impacts of climate change including potential for increased prevalence of many conditions: heat illness, asthma, heart disease, anaemia, injuries, and other infectious diseases including diarrhoea.

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This important report from explores the links between gender-based violence and a range of environmental issues, including climate change. Particularly relevant and important for social workers.

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IPCC Special Report on Oceans

This report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presents the latest science regarding the impacts of global heating on our oceans and the cryosphere.

Heatwatch - Townsville

Important report on the health impacts of climate change including potential for increased prevalence of many conditions: heat illness, asthma, heart disease, anaemia, injuries, and other infectious diseases including diarrhoea.

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An alliance of social work practitioners, students, educators and researchers - based at James Cook University, Qld, Australia - concerned about the impacts of climate change on human wellbeing, and committed to taking action to address this crisis.