Climate Analytics

released 12 December 2019

This paper briefly explores the rule set giving rise to Australia’s claim of “overachievement”, including the assumptions made in establishing Australia’s budgets for the first and second Kyoto Protocol commitment periods, as well as the key assumptions underlying Australia’s 2020 Cancun Agreement target. It considers the rules in place to address carryover within the Kyoto Protocol, and the source, nature and quantum of the allowances and emission reduction units Australia tags as constituting its “overachievement.”

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Australian Marine Conservation Society and Humane Society International

released 12 December 2019

The report reviewed recovery planning actions for 11 species of threatened sharks and rays listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) including critically endangered species of river shark and the east coast grey nurse shark, as well as the iconic and vulnerable great white shark.

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Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network

released 10 December 2019

Published annually since 2005, the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is an independent monitoring tool for tracking countries’ climate protection performance. It aims to enhance transparency in international climate politics and enables comparison of climate protection efforts and progress made by individual countries.

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World Resources Institute (various authors)

released 6 December 2019

This paper addresses how the compounding hazards of climate change will impact the ocean economy, specifically marine fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism. The paper examines existing and expected climate-driven changes, highlights opportunities for effective institutions and markets to reduce these impacts, explores opportunities for investments by highlighting the magnitude and direction of climate change impacts, and provides recommendations for how countries can achieve blue economic growth by implementing policies and infrastructure that reduce risks and build resilience to climate change.

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Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

released 5 December 2019

RIAA’s Responsible Investment Super Study 2019 maps and assesses asset owner leading practice in responsible investment aimed at driving superior financial performance, reducing risk and delivering better outcomes for members and beneficiaries.

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