Hall, N., Barbosa, M.C., Currie, D., Dean, A.J., Head, B., Hill, P.S., Naylor, S., Reid, S., Selvey, L. and Willis, J. (2017),

Global Change Institute discussion paper: Water for equity and wellbeing series, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Released July 2017

This discussion paper presents a scan of the current status of water, sanitation and hygiene services and challenges in remote Australian Indigenous communities. It was conducted to make explicit the challenges requiring attention and to propose questions to stimulate discussion as to how various stakeholders can respond to these challenges. It was guided by examples of initiatives that have improved WASH services and behaviours.


Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

released 18 July 2017

In a first ­of­ its ­kind study, ARENA commissioned research to understand why Australian businesses appear to be falling behind their global peers in making the switch to renewable energy, and to help business leaders to drive change.


Climate Works

released 12 July 2017

Australia’s electricity sector needs to make larger emissions reductions to meet the 2030 national emissions target and put the country on a trajectory to net zero emissions by 2050, according to Power Up: Australia’s electricity sector can and should do more to deliver on our climate commitments, a new ClimateWorks Australia report.


Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI)

released 11 July 2017

This report assesses the level of sustainability disclosure by ASX200 companies for the 2016 reporting period. It is the 10th annual sustainability disclosure review ACSI has undertaken. Given the prominence of climate-related risks for investors, this year’s study includes for the first time a review of climate-related disclosures.