Australian Academy of Science

released 3 August 2017

The Australian Academy of Science instigated this review in early 2016 to characterise Australia’s current climate science capability and identify how well Australia’s climate science sector is positioned to meet current and future demands for weather and climate knowledge in the context of increasingly powerful and sophisticated tools and methodologies.

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Market Forces

released 3 August 2017

Market Forces’ latest research has found that 82 of Australia’s 100 largest superannuation funds disclose inadequate or no tangible evidence that they have considered the impact of climate risk on their investment portfolios.

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

released 1 August 2017

The Monthly Weather Review provides a concise but informative overview of the temperatures, rainfall and significant weather events for the month.

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The World Bank

released 17 July 2017

Climate and greenhouse gas (GHG) scenarios have typically paid scant attention to the metal implications necessary to realize a low/zero carbon future. The 2015 Paris Agreement
on Climate Change indicates a global resolve to embark on development patterns that would significantly be less GHG intensive. One might assume that nonrenewable resource
development and use will also need to decline in a carbon-constrained future. This report tests that assumption, identifies those commodities implicated in such a scenario and explores ramifications for relevant resource-rich developing countries.

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Nature Conservation Council of NSW

released 21 July 2017

Climate change is not only the greatest challenge facing humanity –
it seriously threatens our unique wildlife and ecosystems.

‘Hot, dry, and deadly: Impacts of climate change on nature in NSW’ is a new report by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW that draws together the latest research to highlight the effects of global warming on species and landscapes.

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Rainforest Action Network (RAN)

released 21 July 2017

In February 2017, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) released a report that showed massive deforestation at the plantation of PT. Agra Bumi Niaga (PT. ABN), despite a moratorium of clearing forests inside the Leuser Ecosystem.1 With the report, RAN also released shocking drone footage of the forest destruction. Field investigations carried out by RAN’s investigators found that, at the time of the forest clearance, oil palm fruit was transported from PT. ABN’s plantation to a nearby crude palm oil mill, which is owned by PT. Koperasi Prima Jasa (PT. KPJ) and was a known supplier to Wilmar International. Wilmar shipped this Conflict Palm Oil around the world and it may have been used in products by prominent consumer brands, including PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble.

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Greater Sydney Commission

released 17 July 2017

Directions for a Greater Sydney is the approach produced by the Greater Sydney Commission to better integrate land use and infrastructure to deliver a more productive, liveable and sustainable Greater Sydney to 2056.

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