The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) & CRC for Low Carbon Living

released 1 July 2019

This roadmap offers a golden opportunity to proactively address challenges and achieve a smooth regulatory transition through complementary market-based support. Research shows that this can create a win-win outcome for builders, consumers, the economy and the environment


Responsible Investment Association Australasia

released 3 July 2019

This is the 18th annual Responsible Investment Benchmark Report Australia prepared by the Responsible Investment
Association Australasia (RIAA). The report details industry data on the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian
responsible investment (RI) market over the 12 months to 31 December 2018 and compares these results with the broader
Australian financial market.


Future Directions International

released 27 June 2019

Soil salinity is a brutal environmental issue that limits crop productivity, because most crop plants are sensitive to salt. Salinisation can be caused by natural processes, such as mineral
weathering or the gradual withdrawal of an ocean. It can also come about through artificial processes, such as the use of irrigation and road salt. Poor irrigation techniques have
increased salinity in much of the world’s farmland. Soil salinisation threatens major economic losses for countries with large agricultural sectors, both by lowering the available
crop yield and the costly methods used in trying to solve the issue. So far attempts to deal with the problem have been largely unsuccessful, with the costs making the techniques
inaccessible for smallholder farmers.


World Resources Institute

released 22 June 2019

This paper explores country experiences with long-term climate and development planning and provides an overview of their governance approaches and institutional arrangements. The paper reveals that there are both common and diverse governance and institutional arrangements for their development and implementation.


Environmental Justice Australia

released 1 July 2019

The 60-page report cites research and water sampling done by the Hunter Community Environment Centre earlier this year that found the creek that takes overflow from the Eraring ash dump had a selenium concentration of 110 parts per million, more than 55 times the level recommended to protect fish and birds.


Audit Office of New South Wales

released 27 June 2019

The objective of this audit is to assess whether the clearing of native vegetation in rural areas is effectively regulated and managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and LLS under these legislative frameworks. The audit also examined the progress of the Biodiversity Conservation Trust in implementing the Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy as a counterbalance to rural land clearing.