Hartz Mountains National Park by Stu Gibson

State of the Climate 2022

The challenges facing the Australian climate

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife congratulates Australia’s amazing scientific community and the deep work that has gone into researching, writing, and producing the State of the Climate 2022 report. We also acknowledge the Minister for the Environment and Water, The Hon Tanya Plibersek, on releasing this important report.

The report outlines the latest national and international climate research, surrounding observations, analyses, and future projectors, which describes year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate including; the major changes in weather, from extreme heat, heavy rainfall, and coastal inundation, fire weather, and drought, will see a growing impact on the lives and livelihoods of Australians.

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife’s continued commitment to growing national parks and protected areas, saving species, and healing the land remains firm. Its key focus on helping to address key issues highlighted in the report includes rebuilding, protecting, and enhancing biodiversity, restoring habitat and ecological function, and improving resilience and recovery in response to drought, bushfires, and floods. Embedding and building partnerships with First Nations to manage and maintain natural landscapes is critical to the success of this commitment working into the future.

While it can seem an overwhelming task, we can also take action and personally contribute to improving climate outcomes that will benefit future generations. As we digest some of the distressing findings that the latest State of the Climate 2022 report has identified, there are a number of actions everyone can take today to help combat the challenges that lie ahead. Discover more ways to get involved and help to protect Australia here.