Independent Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council prepared by Ernst & Young

released 19 January 2018

EY has been engaged to provide advice on designing a program to recover 450GL of water through efficiency measures by 2024 with neutral or improved socio-economic impacts.

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South Australian Government, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

December 2017

This Status Report assesses the first five years of progress since implementing the 19 marine park management plans in 2012. The report covers the period between 2012 and 2017. The Report will also inform the ongoing adaptive management of marine parks and will contribute to the 10-year review. It includes background information on the marine parks monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) program, a summary of marine parks budget expenditure, a summary of program activities, and a summary of trends and early outcomes from ongoing ecological and socio-economic monitoring.

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World Economic Forum

released 17 January 2017

Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many of the global systems we rely on.

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

released 13 December 2018

Renewable energy has emerged as an increasingly competitive way to meet new power generation needs. This comprehensive cost report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies, based on the latest cost and auction price data from projects around the world.

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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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