Climate Measurement Standards Initiative (convener Climate-KIC Australia)

released 14 September 2020

The Climate Measurement Standards Initiative (CMSI) is an Australian industry-led collaboration established to assist with, and support, climate-related financial disclosures. CMSI involves insurers, banks, scientists, reporting standards professionals, service providers and supporting parties.

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UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

released 16 September 2020

Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention.

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ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI)

released 16 September 2020

This Superannuation Sector report highlights the actions of 20 Australian superannuation organisations, and the commitments they have made to address emissions funded through their investments. It evaluates their alignment with the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, a key element of the Paris Agreement. The analysis focuses on the largest Registrable Superannuation Entity Licensees, based on the value of assets under management (APRA 2019).

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Climate Works Australia

released 14 September 2020

This report is a theoretical framework designed to complement efforts by
countries to articulate their long-term, low emissions development strategy (commonlyreferred to as a ‘long-term strategy’) under the Paris Agreement. It seeks to help governments answer the question: ‘How can we best align policy and investment decisions to achieve a prosperous and climate-safe future for all?’ It draws on best practice approaches, tools, resources and case studies to illustrate the elements required for climate-safe green growth

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The Global Warming Policy Foundation

released 8 September 2020

International policies to mitigate climate change are achieving little, yet European states’ efforts to reduce emissions, are crippling their economies, while China, India and the rest of the less-developed world continue growing using coal and oil.

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World Wide Fund For Nature

released 9 September 2020

The report finds that while nature is being destroyed and changed at an extraordinary rate, modelling predicts that the declining trends can be flattened and reversed with urgent and unprecedented actions. These actions include transforming food production and consumption, aggressive movement to tackle climate change, and investments that conserve, protect, and restore nature. The report also highlights the need to transform our economic systems to reflect the ‘natural capital’ that underpins our economic prosperity. In sum, the report urges world leaders to treat biodiversity conservation as a non-negotiable and strategic investment to preserve human health, wealth, and security.

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The Australia Institute (commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation)

released 10 September 2020

Fossil gas projects proposed in Australia represent an annual climate impact more than half of Australia’s annual emissions. Australia’s already identified gas resources, if burned, would have a climate impact larger
than annual emissions from any country. Yet further resources pursued by governments and companies represent a climate impact larger than annual world emissions, taking up 28% of a 1.5°C carbon budget, or 8% of a 2°C budget. Such gas expansion is inconsistent with solving climate change.

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