Australian Government Infrastructure Australia

released 23 February 2017

Australia’s largest cities are facing a watershed moment in their growth and development. In the coming 30 years the size of the Australian population will grow substantially. Between 2017 and 2046, Australia’s population is projected to increase by 11.8 million people. That’s equivalent to adding a new city, roughly the size of Canberra, each year for the next 30 years.

This paper identifies the choices facing our largest cities and the best pathways to respond.

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Impact Investing Australia

released 19 February 2018

Impact Investing Australia has gone through a dynamic learning journey in managing the Growth Grant. In the spirit of collaboration and sector development, this report shares the findings and insights from that experience with the broader impact investment community, both within and outside of Australia. It is hoped that the learnings, data and stories from this report combined with those of other market participants will open new avenues for broader, deeper and better support for mission-driven organisations on their way to investment readiness and scale.

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International Energy Agency (IEA)

released 14 February 2018

Australia should rely on long-term policy and energy market responses to strengthen energy security, foster competition, and make the power sector more resilient, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest review of the country’s energy policies.

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Boston Common Asset Management

released 15 February 2018

A new report examining climate management by 59 of the world’s largest banks has found urgent shortcomings that threaten to undermine efforts to support the transition to a low carbon economy. The investor report says that despite progress in some areas and several examples of individual best practice the sector is failing to capture the risks and opportunities of climate change.

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Climate Council

released 14 February 2018

The ‘Fully Charged: Renewables and Storage Powering Australia’ report shows that Australia is on the cusp of a reliable renewable energy future, as the cost of energy storage rapidly drops, with prices dropping by 80 per cent since 2010, and are tipped to halve again by 2025.

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