University of Technology Sydney Institute for Sustainable Futures

released December 12 2017

The report, by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, found that Australia has enough onshore wind resources to power the entire country’s electricity more than 12 times over!

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Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Oceania), Ironbark Sustainability

released 5 December 2017

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI Oceania), Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) and Ironbark Sustainability have teamed up to develop the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey in Australian history.
The survey is being conducted to better understand local councils’ climate change actions, policies, strategies and targets. The study will identify successful cases across Australia and help to identify challenges and barriers faced by different councils, leading to policy recommendations.

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Australian Government Climate Change Authority

released 11 December 2017

The report builds on a consultation paper released in August 2017, which sought stakeholders’ views on how the ERF is performing and whether improvements should be made to its operation, administration, design and governance.

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Centre for Policy and Development (CPD)

released 28 November 2017

This discussion paper is about the use of scenario analysis by companies and other financial actors to manage, disclose, and regulate climate – related risks and opportunities in Australia. It suggests how Australian practice can be consistent with our international climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and with the leading international framework for robust climate disclosures, the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate – related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Its intent is to accelerate discussion between policymakers, business, investors, and regulators so that practices and capabilities for scenario analysis are fit for purpose.

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United Nations Environmental Program UNEP

released 5 December 2017

Ministerial declaration of the United Nations Environment Assembly at its third session

We the world’s ministers of the environment, believe that every one of us should be able to live in a clean environment. Any threat to our environment is a threat to our health, our society, our ecosystems, our economy, our security, our well-being and our very survival. That threat is already upon us: pollution is cutting short the lives of millions of people every year.

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Environment Victoria

released 4 December 2017

Despite undergoing a $162 million reform process, the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is failing to tackle the biggest environmental challenge of our time – climate change.

A new report by independent charity Environment Victoria, Licence to Pollute, reveals why and how the EPA needs to start putting limits on climate pollution.

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