Climate Works Australia

released 14 September 2020

This report is a theoretical framework designed to complement efforts by
countries to articulate their long-term, low emissions development strategy (commonlyreferred to as a ‘long-term strategy’) under the Paris Agreement. It seeks to help governments answer the question: ‘How can we best align policy and investment decisions to achieve a prosperous and climate-safe future for all?’ It draws on best practice approaches, tools, resources and case studies to illustrate the elements required for climate-safe green growth

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The Global Warming Policy Foundation

released 8 September 2020

International policies to mitigate climate change are achieving little, yet European states’ efforts to reduce emissions, are crippling their economies, while China, India and the rest of the less-developed world continue growing using coal and oil.

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World Wide Fund For Nature

released 9 September 2020

The report finds that while nature is being destroyed and changed at an extraordinary rate, modelling predicts that the declining trends can be flattened and reversed with urgent and unprecedented actions. These actions include transforming food production and consumption, aggressive movement to tackle climate change, and investments that conserve, protect, and restore nature. The report also highlights the need to transform our economic systems to reflect the ‘natural capital’ that underpins our economic prosperity. In sum, the report urges world leaders to treat biodiversity conservation as a non-negotiable and strategic investment to preserve human health, wealth, and security.

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The Australia Institute (commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation)

released 10 September 2020

Fossil gas projects proposed in Australia represent an annual climate impact more than half of Australia’s annual emissions. Australia’s already identified gas resources, if burned, would have a climate impact larger
than annual emissions from any country. Yet further resources pursued by governments and companies represent a climate impact larger than annual world emissions, taking up 28% of a 1.5°C carbon budget, or 8% of a 2°C budget. Such gas expansion is inconsistent with solving climate change.

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World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) ; Global Carbon Project

released 9 September 2020

This report has been compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) under the direction of the United Nations Secretary-General to bring together the latest climate science related updates from a group of key global partner organizations.

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IAG in partnership National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

released 9 September 2020

The 2nd edition of the report builds on the first report released in November last year and notes that climate change will result in more frequent and intense extreme weather events across Australia, resulting in greater property, personal and economic damage, and hardship for Australian communities.

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Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

released 8 September 2020

The report details industry data on the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.

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