Energy Transition Hub

released 8 November 2018

This report presents a scenario where Australia develops a steel sector equivalent in size to Japan’s today. Under this scenario Australia would generate an additional A$84 billion in export revenue by processing just 18% of current iron ore extraction into steel.

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Department of Agriculture, Australian Government

released 7 November 2019

As a consequence of climate change, drought is likely to be longer and more severe in some regions and over broader areas. It means that farmers and communities in some regions are likely to see drought more often. Those that have been managing drought for many years may now see it intensify beyond their lived experience. Ultimately, the nation could see some areas of Australia become more marginal and/or unproductive.

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The Australia Institute

released 30 October 2019

The Australian National Audit Office is investigating so-called strategic water purchases in the Murray Darling Basin. The Australia Institute has prepared this submission on the procurement of strategic water entitlements. This submission relates to four “strategic” purchases of water in the Murrumbidgee, Warrego, Condamine-Balonne and Lower Darling/Barka.

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National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and IAG

released 1 November 2019

This report reviews and interprets the latest climate science to understand how climate change is impacting the severity and frequency of weather events like tropical cyclones, hailstorms and rainfall, and what is likely to happen in the future. The report also examines the changing physical risks from severe weather patterns, considering past, present and future climates.

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ClimateWorks Australia

released 31 October 2019

This Roadmap focuses on embedding the concept of natural capital, and specifically the measurement and valuation of environmental ‘assets’ as an important (but insufficient) enabler of increasing sustainable land use.

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Property Council of Australia (PCA) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

released 29 October 2019

A practical plan for emissions reduction. Buildings account for over 50% of electricity use in Australia and almost a quarter of its emissions. Smart, targeted policies developed in partnership with industry can drive the step change we need to deliver a low carbon built environment. The plans outline practical policies across residential, commercial and public buildings that should be implemented by federal, state and territory and local governments to drive emissions reduction in line with Australia’s Paris Agreement commitments.

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment Programme

released 23 October 2019

The 2019 report shows promising progress on two fronts. First, many business and government signatories are laying the foundations to scale and accelerate action and have made initial progress against their targets — ranging from concrete plans to eliminate problematic packaging items, to 43 businesses reporting active reuse pilots, changes in packaging design to increase recyclability and initial progress towards ambitious recycled content targets. Second, the report establishes, for the first time, a quantitative baseline that can be used to measure such progress across a significant group of businesses over the period to 2025. These are important steps forward.

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