State of the Climate
The State of the Climate series is a biennial joint publication between Australia’s two leading climate science agencies — CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The series draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate. The 2020 report is a synthesis of our current understanding of climate in Australia and includes new information about Australia’s climate of the past, present and future.
Understanding our climate
Atmospheric monitoring and modelling
Our scientists are working to understand how interactions between the land and the atmosphere affect the Earth system, and working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our air pollution problems.
NESP Earth System and Climate Change Hub
The NESP ESCC Hub is providing world-class climate change science to Australia’s decision-makers, bringing together climate, atmosphere and ocean researchers to address national climate challenges.
Southern Oceans Research
The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research brings together researchers from Australia and China to further scientific understanding of the southern hemisphere oceans and their role in global and regional climate.
Oceans and climate
Just as our changing climate is influencing changes on the land, climate change is also having an effect beneath the waves of the world’s oceans and coastal waterways.
Decadal climate forecasting
We're advancing climate forecasts by building a system to predict climate over the next one to ten years – providing important insights for industry and government.
Low emissions technologies to help reach net zero
Hydrogen Industry Mission
The CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission was formally launched in May 2021 and focuses on leveraging CSIRO's hydrogen research capabilities in partnership with government, industry and the research community.
FutureFeed livestock feed
A livestock seaweed feed supplement could help global food security and fight climate change by reducing powerful greenhouse gas emissions.
We developed a simple and cost-effective solution to capture and recycle carbon dioxide from the air for use in a wide range of applications. Airthena™ takes advantage of tiny crystal sponges known as metal-organic frameworks, requiring only air and electricity to work.
CO2 Utilisation Roadmap
Developed with government and industry, the CO2 Utilisation Roadmap explores the risks and opportunities associated with the scale-up of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) in Australia.
Flexible solar: Providing solar for everyone, everywhere
Thin, flexible solar panels are gaining attention worldwide as an exciting energy source, particularly because of their potential integration into a variety of materials.
Find out more about our printed solar film.
Building resilience across Australia and our region
CSIRO is delivering disaster resilience solutions across the cycle of preparation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Climate Resilient Enterprises
The Climate Resilient Enterprises initiative will build a sovereign climate risk capability for Australian industry.
Report on Climate and Disaster Resilience
A CSIRO report on practical options for Australian governments to support and improve Australia’s climate and disaster resilience.
Piloting a Resilience Investment Vehicle
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe, leading to increasing costs. IAG, National Australia Bank, CSIRO, state government agencies and the Australian Government are collaborating to develop a pilot project that will seek to fund built, social and natural interventions that build community resilience to natural hazards.
Climate change in the Pacific
Were working with partners in the Pacific to enhance the capacity of Pacific nations to incorporate climate change science into decision making and adapt to the challenges of a changing climate.
Climate change in Australia
Information about Australia's past, current and future climate helps industries, governments and communities plan for and adapt to a variable and changing climate.
Sea-level rise planning
We are helping to plan for the impacts of sea-level rise through research focused on understanding the impacts of sea levels, supporting adaptation options and modelling of future projections.
Drought Resilience Mission
The goal of the Mission is to reduce the impacts of Australian droughts by 30 per cent this decade.
Implementing drought resilience will result in a regional Australia that can endure deeper, longer droughts, and recover from them sooner.
This will allow our food and agribusinesses to boost national farm income, increase food security, and protect the regional jobs that rely on agriculture. It will increase the resilience of rural and regional communities that depend on agriculture and improve environmental outcomes.