About climate change

Red sunset over Lake Burley Griffin with Black Mountain in the background

Climate change is happening now and it affects us all. This fact is backed up by research and observations made around the world by multiple and independent experts.

We know that Canberra's climate has been changing. Our climate records make this clear. They show that the number of days each year over 35 degrees since 1976 has almost doubled compared to the previous three decades.

That's right; our climate is already changing, and will continue to change. We can project what Canberra's climate will be like and how our city and region will be affected.

Canberra hosted the Climate Action Roundtable in August 2016. Check out all the details in the 'CAR16' tab below.