Ian Dunlop

Ian Dunlop is a senior Advisory Board member of the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration. He was formerly an international oil, gas and coal industry executive, chair of the Australian Coal Association and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is co-author of “What Lies Beneath: the understatement of existential climate risk”, and of the Club of Rome’s “Climate Emergency Plan


1.5 degrees Paris climate target not ‘safe or appropriate’ given climate tipping point risks, ‘major rethink’ required: new report

Climate tipping points in the Antarctica, the Arctic and the Amazon are at risk of being reached before or at the current level of global warming of 1.2 degrees Celsius, requiring a “major rethink” of global climate goals and the action necessary to achieve them, according to a recent report.

May 25, 2022

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Central bankers’ “net zero 2050” scenarios fail on risk basics

This extract examines the “net zero 2050” (NZ2050) scenarios produced by the central bankers’ Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and finds they are not adequately addressing the real risks and uncertainties of climate change.

August 16, 2021

Climate strike in Australia

Net-zero emissions by 2050: Leadership or climate colonialism?

In Lewis Carroll’s words: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

But we do know: it is net-zero emissions by 2030, not 2050.

November 3, 2020

Climate Reality Check 2020

What must climate and energy policy really achieve? It’s time for a …Climate Reality Check 2020

The Australian Government is dangerously out-of-touch as climate change accelerates and a cascade of tipping points risks unstoppable global warming.

October 14, 2020

Australian coal mine

Economic rigidity generates extreme risks including collapse

So the risk managers of last resort will not be governments, but the community, acting in concert with the non-fossil fuel businesses, finance and investment sectors who now stand to be destroyed if the stranglehold of the fossil fuel industry is not rapidly broken.

August 25, 2020


We must Mobilise for the Climate Emergency like we Do in Wartime. Where is the Climate Minister?

Littleproud arguably has the most crucial and important role in cabinet. How to convince his colleagues of the real climate disasters which now confront this country, and particularly the agricultural sector, unless we rapidly move away from our fossil fuel past.

June 11, 2019

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