The Australia Institute

released 27 August 2019

The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity
supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM), plus electricity demand in the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).


United Nations Environment Programme

released 16 August 2019

The purpose of this brief is to summarize the findings of an investigation into the effectiveness of policy interventions aimed at addressing the illegal and unsustainable trade in wildlife and wildlife products. Such interventions include (but are not limited to): legislative and enforcement measures; measures to influence consumer behaviour; trade policy responses; and engagement of local communities.


The World Bank Group

released 20 August 2019

The report calls for a paradigm shift that emphasizes safer, and often more cost-effective remedies that prevent pollution by combining smarter policies with newer technologies. A key message of Quality Unknown is that such solutions exist and change is possible.Using new data, this report demonstrates the importance of water quality across a range of sectors and how its impacts cut across nearly all of the SDGs.


The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

released 20 August 2019

The report provides the collective views of Australian and New Zealand investors with funds representing over AU$1.3tn in assets under management surveyed over June-July 2019. These investors include superannuation funds, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds.



released 19 August 2019

This briefing analyses NASA data on the largest point sources of SO2, one of the key pollutants contributing to deaths from air pollution worldwide. To accompany the briefing there is an online interactive map of the world’s worst sources of SO2 pollution, which allows further exploration of emission hotspots across different regions.