Australian Government, Department of Environment & Energy

released 7 July 2017

This report provides estimates of Australia’s national inventory up to the December quarter of 2016.

Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts are made up of a series of comprehensive reports and databases that estimate, and account for, Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. These publications fulfil Australia’s international and domestic reporting requirements.


Planet Ark

released 5 July 2017

A new report from Planet Ark examines how prepared the next generation is to tackle the biggest future challenges facing humanity. These challenges have been defined by the United Nations and include food security, refugees, access to clean water, population increase, and climate change the most concerning overall.


Climate Transparency

released 3 July 2017

The Brown to Green Report 2017 provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries, whether – and how well – they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance, and decarbonisation. The report summarises and compares the findings presented in Climate Transparency’s country profiles for each G20 country (incl. the EU).


Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

released 29 June 2017

The Task Force’s report establishes recommendations for disclosing clear, comparable and consistent information about the risks and opportunities presented by climate change. Their widespread adoption will ensure that the effects of climate change become routinely considered in business and investment decisions. Adoption of these recommendations will also help companies better demonstrate responsibility and foresight in their consideration of climate issues. That will lead to smarter, more efficient allocation of capital, and help smooth the transition to a more sustainable, low-carbon economy.


Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) & The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF)

released 28 June 2017

A new study commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has found that a move towards smarter electricity network regulation would improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut power bills for energy users.


IDDRI and Climate Strategies

released 26 June 2017

The stabilisation of the climate system in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change is impossible without the timely phase out of unabated coal from the global energy system. As is increasingly recognised, this transition must also be “just” for workers and local communities. The Coal Transitions report inform the future of coal producing regions, highlighting key lessons from previous coal transitions, in the Netherlands, UK, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain and the US