Queensland Government

released 5 January 2019

The Recycling and Waste in Queensland 2018 Report provides a snapshot of how waste and recyclables were managed, recovered and disposed of in 2017–18. It summarises Queensland’s improvements, and highlights areas where our state can do better.

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COAG Energy Council

released 4 February 2019

The Trajectory, and its underlying reports, seek to inform the future activities of the Building Ministers’ Forum and the Australian Building Codes Board when developing and implementing updates to the NCC, and to inform further Energy Council activities around building policy measures.

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School of Business, Western Sydney University

released 29 January 2019

In this report we analyse the consequences for the Hunter Valley of the decline in thermal coal demand which will occur as the world takes action to implement the Paris Agreement climate change goals and the UN Sustainable Development goals.

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Climate Council

Released 5 February 2019

This report provides a snapshot of major extreme weather events in 2018 in Australia and globally. The report discusses how climate change is influencing extreme weather events including extreme heat events, intense rainfall events, droughts and drying, tropical cyclones and bushfires. It then goes on to outline major temperature records that were broken and significant extreme weather events that occurred, both in Australia and globally.

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OEDC

Released 30 January 2019

The OECD’s third Environmental Performance Review of Australia says Australia needs to develop a long-term strategy that integrates energy and climate policies to support progress towards its commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions (including land use change and forestry) to 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. Australia should consider pricing carbon emissions more effectively and doing more to integrate renewables into the electricity sector.

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Australian Government, Productivity Commission

Released 25 January 2019

The report makes findings on progress to date in implementing the Basin Plan and recommendations on actions required to ensure effective achievement of Basin Plan outcomes. Most of our recommendations involve incremental improvements to the current arrangements. Others are to provide the strong foundations needed for the Plan to succeed — sound governance, good planning, and effective and adaptive management.

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Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

Released 23 January 2018

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), have released ‘The case for sustainable healthcare’, which revealed the triple bottom line benefits of green-certified health facilities following a review of national and international healthcare facilities.

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