A WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission

published 18 February 2020

Despite dramatic improvements in survival, nutrition, and education over recent decades, today’s children face an uncertain future. Climate change, ecological degradation, migrating populations, conflict, pervasive inequalities, and predatory commercial practices threaten the health
and future of children in every country.

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The Australia Institute

released 12 February 2020

Victorian brown coal-fired power plants are some of the worst performing stations in the National Electricity Market. With hot and dry conditions forecast for the rest of this summer, Victoria is at risk of further breakdowns of aging coal generators, insufficient supply and blackouts.

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Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment (ACT)

released 13 February 2020

The report provides the ACT community and Government with commentary and analysis about the condition of the environment and progress towards sustainability.

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Future Earth

released 13 February 2020

Our Future on Earth 2020: Humanity is at a critical stage in the transition to a more sustainable planet and society. Our actions in the next decade will determine our collective path forward. The report aims to tell the story of where we are on our collective journey by connecting the dots between what society is currently experiencing – from fires to food shortages to a rise in populism – with recent developments in the research community. Physical and social scientists have much to say about what is driving current events, and in this report science provides insight into how we might move in a more sustainable direction.

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Governance Institute of Australia

released 6 February 2020

The Ethics Index, now in its fourth year, enables Governance Institute of Australia to quantify the Australian adult population’s perception of the overall importance of ethics and what the actual level of ethical behaviour is within Australian society. The difference between these is termed the ‘ethical expectation deficit’.

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The Australia Institute

released 5 February 2020

New research from The Australia Institute shows that the New South Wales Government’s attempts to force planners to ignore the carbon emissions of the state’s coal exports contradicts NSW climate policy, the Paris Agreement, corporate expectations and economic opportunities for growth.

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