Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE),

August 2019

This report describes an approach to estimating likely electric vehicle uptake for each of 22 countries around the world. Models of electric vehicle uptake were derived for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States (as well as for the ‘Rest of Europe’).


Climate Council

released 7 August 2019

This report first outlines the key climate change risks to Queensland. The report then shows how – given its plentiful renewable energy resources – Queensland stands to benefit more than other states and territories from leading the transition to renewable energy. Finally, the report highlights the significant influence of Queensland’s decisions on global efforts to tackle climate change.


Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

released 1 August 2019

This is the first in a series of six short discussion papers that seeks to inform debate about the relationship between policy, politics and environmental breakdown, supporting education in economic, social and political sciences. This paper explores the role of social and economic systems – and the ideas, policies and narratives that underpin them – in driving dangerous environmental change. It discusses how these systems should change in order to improve the response to environmental breakdown.