International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

released 2 December 2020

The report builds on previous reports from 2014 and 2017 to track whether the conservation of the world’s 252 natural World Heritage sites is sufficient to protect them in the long term. It finds that climate change has overtaken invasive species as the top threat to natural World Heritage.


The Victoria Energy Policy Centre and Victoria University

released 9 December 2020

This report responds to a request from the Australian Conservation Foundation to undertake a
desk-top review of the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) applied to electricity generation
in Australia.


Infrastructure Victoria

released 9 December 2020

The draft strategy takes an integrated, cross‐sectoral view of infrastructure planning, making 95 draft recommendations to the Victorian Government across both metropolitan and regional Victoria.


Australian Farm Institute

released 1 December 2020

This briefing paper asks what impact a gas-led recovery might have on the protection of productive agricultural land, the social capital of farming communities, and our long-term food and water security. The paper also provides maps of petroleum exploration licence (PEL) areas in Australia overlaid on the Great Artesian Basin and on the country’s primary agricultural activities, highlighting regions where these intersect.


Climate Council

released 3 December 2020

The report explores the Government’s pledge to the gas industry and uncovers some unsavoury truths: that emissions from gas are under-reported, that the second biggest user of gas in Australia is the gas industry itself, that the international gas market is in crisis and Australia is dangerously exposed to job losses and price volatility.