The University of New South Wales

released 08 July 2020

Newly released data from the Office of the Chief Economist shows Australia is increasing it’s contribution to global climate change.

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Global E-waste Monitor Statistics Partnership

Released 02 July 2020

The third edition of The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 by the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), provides comprehensive insight to address the global e-waste challenge. A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug such as computers and mobile phones – is reported generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in five years.

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The Australia Institute

Released 02 July 2020

Fossil fuels were the worst performing sector in the ASX 300 over the last decade. $100 invested in the fossil fuel dominated S&P ASX 300 Energy index in 2010 was worth just $104 by January 2020, dropping to $51 with
COVID. $100 in the wider market peaked at $237, falling to $169 with COVID. Excluding fossil fuels from a portfolio of the ASX 300 would have increased returns by 8.6% over the decade.

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William F. Lamb, Giulio Mattioli , Sebastian Levi , J. Timmons Roberts , Stuart Capstick, Felix Creutzig , Jan C. Minx , Finn Müller-Hansen , Trevor Culhane and Julia K. Steinberger

Published 01 July 2020 (Cambridge University Press)

‘Discourses of climate delay’ pervade current debates on climate action. These discourses accept the existence of climate change, but justify inaction or inadequate efforts. In contemporary discussions on what actions should be taken, by whom and how fast, proponents of climate delay would argue for minimal action or action taken by others. They focus attention on the negative social effects of climate policies and raise doubt that mitigation is possible. Here, we outline the common features of climate delay discourses and provide a guide to identifying them.

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New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council. Portfolio Committee No. 7 – Planning and Environment

released 30 June 2020

This inquiry was established because of significant concern in the community about the future of Australia’s most loved animal, the koala. Even before the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires it was clear that the koala in NSW, already a threatened species, was in significant trouble, with the committee finding that the official government estimate of 36,000 koalas contained in the NSW Koala Strategy is outdated and unreliable.

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