World Green Building Council

released 1 September 2020

A new strategy to accelerate and mainstream the transformation of built environments around the world. Based on climate science and the Global Goals of Sustainable Development (SDGs), the strategy tackles global warming, health and wellbeing and resource impacts to deliver quality infrastructure — a critical need for our planet, communities and economies in the context of the COVID pandemic.


The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

released 31 August 2020

This is not our final report, nor does it contain draft recommendations. We set out preliminary views to guide those interested in the Commission’s work as we approach the final stages of our inquiry including receiving submissions from parties with leave to appear. We continue to consider the extensive evidence before us



released 25 August 2020

This research analyses outdoor spaces as commons that are accessed, enjoyed and cared for by a community. It shifts the way we see the city – no longer as a collection of private spaces but as a collection of public spaces. Patterns, which link urban forms and social practices, help identify how liveability is constrained or enabled by built environments. This research shifts the focus from technical solutions to the role that commons play in adapting to urban heat in our communities.


Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience and World Vision Australia

released 21 August 2020

Australia’s largest youth climate and disaster report reveals the way children and young people are already being affected by disasters in Australia, how they’re already responding to climate change, and what they want to see from politicians and schools.