The Australia Institute (commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation)

released 10 September 2020

Fossil gas projects proposed in Australia represent an annual climate impact more than half of Australia’s annual emissions. Australia’s already identified gas resources, if burned, would have a climate impact larger
than annual emissions from any country. Yet further resources pursued by governments and companies represent a climate impact larger than annual world emissions, taking up 28% of a 1.5°C carbon budget, or 8% of a 2°C budget. Such gas expansion is inconsistent with solving climate change.

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World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) ; Global Carbon Project

released 9 September 2020

This report has been compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) under the direction of the United Nations Secretary-General to bring together the latest climate science related updates from a group of key global partner organizations.

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IAG in partnership National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

released 9 September 2020

The 2nd edition of the report builds on the first report released in November last year and notes that climate change will result in more frequent and intense extreme weather events across Australia, resulting in greater property, personal and economic damage, and hardship for Australian communities.

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Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

released 8 September 2020

The report details industry data on the size, growth, depth and performance of the Australian responsible investment market over 12 months to 31 December 2019 and compares these results with the broader Australian financial market.

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World Green Building Council

released 1 September 2020

A new strategy to accelerate and mainstream the transformation of built environments around the world. Based on climate science and the Global Goals of Sustainable Development (SDGs), the strategy tackles global warming, health and wellbeing and resource impacts to deliver quality infrastructure — a critical need for our planet, communities and economies in the context of the COVID pandemic.

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