The Allianz Group, Germanwatch  and The NewClimate Institute

released 26 November 2018

The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor 2018 ranks the 19 member states of the G20 (European Union as supranational body excluded) according to their attractiveness as potential destinations for investments in low-carbon electricity infrastructure. It further considers their current and future investment needs in line with a trajectory compatible with the well below two-degree Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement.

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The Australia Institute

released 27 November 2018

Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in Western Sydney. CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 could increase by up to five times without strong climate policies from a historical average of 11 up to 52 days by 2090. Some parts of Western Sydney will experience even more extreme heat days.

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Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

released 16 November 2018

This report provides a synthesis of management arrangements, catch and sustainability of sharks across Australia. This report is a commitment under the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks and Australia’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks.

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The McKell Institute

released 20 November 2018

This report explores the problem of marine litter in Australia, providing strategies whose implementation could reduce our “marine” footprint and expand the knowledge base on the types of litter that exist in the seas and oceans surrounding us.
The Australia Institute
released 16 November 2018
This Discussion Paper proposes simple, affordable, federal and state government policies to drive the transformation of the large-scale electricity supply system from one that’s dominated by fossil fuels to one based on, and dominated by, clean, safe, everlasting, renewable energy.

Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon UNSW 

released 21 November 2018

This report attempts to find new ways out of this impasse, which can allow Australia effectively to
achieve the goal of a 26% cut in emissions, whilst also retaining a commitment to energy reliability and affordability, especially for low-income Australians.

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