National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and IAG

released 1 November 2019

This report reviews and interprets the latest climate science to understand how climate change is impacting the severity and frequency of weather events like tropical cyclones, hailstorms and rainfall, and what is likely to happen in the future. The report also examines the changing physical risks from severe weather patterns, considering past, present and future climates.

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ClimateWorks Australia

released 31 October 2019

This Roadmap focuses on embedding the concept of natural capital, and specifically the measurement and valuation of environmental ‘assets’ as an important (but insufficient) enabler of increasing sustainable land use.

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Property Council of Australia (PCA) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

released 29 October 2019

A practical plan for emissions reduction. Buildings account for over 50% of electricity use in Australia and almost a quarter of its emissions. Smart, targeted policies developed in partnership with industry can drive the step change we need to deliver a low carbon built environment. The plans outline practical policies across residential, commercial and public buildings that should be implemented by federal, state and territory and local governments to drive emissions reduction in line with Australia’s Paris Agreement commitments.

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment Programme

released 23 October 2019

The 2019 report shows promising progress on two fronts. First, many business and government signatories are laying the foundations to scale and accelerate action and have made initial progress against their targets — ranging from concrete plans to eliminate problematic packaging items, to 43 businesses reporting active reuse pilots, changes in packaging design to increase recyclability and initial progress towards ambitious recycled content targets. Second, the report establishes, for the first time, a quantitative baseline that can be used to measure such progress across a significant group of businesses over the period to 2025. These are important steps forward.

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#breakfreefromplastic

released 23 October 2019

This report provides more evidence that corporations urgently need to do more to address the plastic pollution crisis they’ve created. Their continued reliance on single-use plastic packaging translates to pumping more throwaway plastic into the environment. Recycling is not going to solve this problem.

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ENEA Consulting for Bioenergy Australia

presented 23 October 2019

This report shows biogas has the potential to supply up to 9 per cent of Australia’s energy needs and significantly reduce emissions but requires policies to support industry development.

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