Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

released 11 January 2017

The impact investing field has grown in size and sophistication over the past decade, and investors’ portfolios have matured along with it. This maturation has resulted in greater emphasis on exits— particularly from private equity investments, which make up a large proportion of the impact investing landscape. Since impact investors by definition seek to generate social or environmental
impact alongside financial return, they tend to also be interested in the durability of that impact after they liquidate an investment.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology 

released 10 January 2018

2017 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record (the national observational dataset commences in 1910). Australia’s area-averaged mean temperature for 2017 was 0.95 °C above the 1961–1990 average. Maximum temperatures were the second-warmest on record at 1.27 °C above average, coming in behind +1.45 °C in 1998. Minimum temperatures were 0.62 °C above average, the 11th-warmest on record.

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Ipsos Social Research Institute

released 21 December 2017

This report provides the findings of the annual climate change research conducted in Australia by Ipsos Social Research Institute. As of 2017 we have over a decade worth of data about Australians’ views on climate change and other environmental issues. Each year, we ask a nationally representative sample of more than 1,000 Australians to tell us their thoughts and opinions about key climate change issues.

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Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy

released 19 December 2017

Emissions projections are estimates of Australia’s future greenhouse gas emissions. They provide an indicative assessment of how Australia is tracking against its emissions reduction targets. They also provide an understanding of the expected drivers of future emissions.

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Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy

released 19 December 2017

The release of the final report of the review of climate change policies confirms the Government’s approach of supporting jobs and a strong economy, delivering a reliable and affordable supply of energy and meeting Australia’s international commitments.

This review consulted widely across all sectors of the economy and the community, receiving more than 350 submissions.

The review found Australia has a strong record in meeting its international emissions reductions targets.

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Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland

released November 2017

This discussion paper seeks to identify how effective community participation processes can contribute to attaining SDG6. It was prepared for national and local governments, aid agencies, and non-government organisations involved in community participation, SDGs and WaSH issues. It proposes expanding the ambition of community participation beyond the top-down indicator developed by the UN, which recognises participation based on the existence of established local policies and procedures for engagement.

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Herring, S. C., N. Christidis, A. Hoell, J. P. Kossin, C. J. Schreck III, and P. A. Stott, Eds., Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Vol. 98, No. 12, December 2017

This sixth edition of explaining extreme events of the previous year (2016) from a climate perspective is the first of these reports to find that some extreme events were not possible in a preindustrial climate.

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