Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO

released 20 December 2018

State of the Climate 2018 is the fifth report in a series published biennially by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology, which together play an integral role in monitoring, measuring and reporting on weather and climate.


Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

released 16 December 2018

This paper develops a three-part framework to support governments and non-state actors to identify opportunities to: (1) drive action to mobilise and shift finance; (2) track progress against Article 2.1c; and (3) increase ambition. As part of highlighting the approaches that can be taken both inside and outside of the UNFCCC, the authors also outline the four key sets of tools that primarily governments can employ to shift finance.



The Australia Institute

released 14 December 2018

Action on climate needs policies to reduce fossil fuel supply, transport and use. Support for such policies
could be developed through fossil fuel free zones, which could be as small as a household, or as large
as groups of countries. A precedent exists in the global spread of nuclear weapons free zones.

Australian Government

released 07 December 2018

The 2018 National Waste Policy embodies a circular economy, shifting away from ‘take, make, use and dispose’ to a more circular approach where we maintain the value of resources for as long as possible.