Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Government of Western Australia

released 4 September 2019

This paper outlines the key issues facing Western Australia in the transition to a resilient, low‑carbon economy. Your feedback will help shape our future response under the State Climate Policy, and support development of a long‑term vision for Western Australia.

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The World Bank Group

released 28 August 2019

This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services. It analyzes the prevalence and performance of subsidies in the sector, then guide policymakers on improving subsidy design and implementation to improve their efficacy and efficiency in attaining their objectives.

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World Resources Institute

released 29 August 2019

Reducing food loss and waste can help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, contribute to the Paris Agreement on climate change, and sustainably feed the planet by 2050. This report lays out a Global Action Agenda that will help reduce food loss and waste and achieve SDG 12.3. This action agenda includes a Target-Measure-Act approach, an actor-specific “to-do” list, and 10 “scaling interventions” designed to take the approach and to-do list to scale.

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RMIT University and Empauer

released 28 August 2019

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) has released research by RMIT University on the role of packaging for Australian fresh produce, which highlights that packaging plays an important role in addressing food waste in the supply chain and increasing product shelf life.

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

released 30 August 2019

Outlook Reports are a regular and reliable means of assessing the overall performance of all measures to protect and manage the Reef in an accountable and transparent manner. The report provides a summary of the long-term outlook for the Reef based on assessments of condition, use, influencing factors, management effectiveness, resilience and risks.

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The World Bank

released 19 August 2019

Carbon pricing is increasingly recognized as an important source of government revenue. Carbon revenues can be crucial in supporting cost-effective climate mitigation, industrial competitiveness and other economic and development objectives. How carbon revenues are used and how these uses are communicated are also critical for public and stakeholder acceptability of carbon pricing. This report provides practical guidance on using carbon revenues by helping policymakers understand the implications, opportunities, and challenges associated with different approaches to carbon revenue use.

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Parliament of Victoria – Environment and Planning Standing Committee – Legislative Council

released 27 August 2019

The report makes a range of findings about risks to emergency services personnel, inadequacy of communication from relevant agencies to the community, and inadequate investigatory responses to reported pollution events in recent years.

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