United Nations

released 11 July 2019

Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world—a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. The year 2030 is just over a decade away, and we must ask ourselves if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 provides evidence-based insights to answer this question.

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Climate Change Authority

released 11 July 2019

The Climate Change Authority has released a consultation paper on updating its previous advice to the Federal Government on policies to meet Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. Stakeholder contributions will inform the Authority’s final report which it is aiming to release at the end of 2019.

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Transition Pathway Initiative

released 10 July 2019

This report assesses the state of transition of the world’s largest and highest-emitting public companies towards a low-carbon economy.

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Australian Energy Market Operator Limited (AEMO)

released 10 July 2019

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has released an Insights paper that provides new perspectives and deeper analysis on the important role pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) and strategic transmission developments can play in lowering costs to consumers and increasing the resilience of the National Electricity Market (NEM).

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Climate Analytics for the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

released 08 July 2019

The results of this analysis show that if current government and industry projections for fossil fuel exports are realised, Australia could be responsible (including both domestic and exported emissions) for about 13% (between 11.9% – 17.4%) of Paris Agreement compatible global CO2 emissions in 2030. By far the largest growth would be coming from coal exports.

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