Natural environment

Report

16 Jan 2019

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the award of a $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was informed by appropriate departmental advice and a thorough processes that complied with the grants administration framework.

Report

Report No. 28
15 Jan 2019

The attitudes of Australians towards population growth is constantly changing. In the 28th ANUPoll, a representative sample of Australians show that more than two-thirds of adults do not think that Australia needs more people, a dramatic increase since a similar question was asked in 2010....

Report

14 Jan 2019

This report argues that the projected rise in extremely hot days because of global warming presents a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of the Adelaide community. Adelaide already has the highest heatwave death rate of any major Australian city.

Journal article

14 Jan 2019

This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.

Discussion paper

7 Jan 2019

This study investigates the environmental and economic implications of the Paris Agreement using G-Cubed, a multi-country, multi-sector model of the global economy. It simulates policies that would achieve the commitments of countries in each of the regions and estimates how much global carbon dioxide emissions...

Report

3 Jan 2019

This research shows the Senate crossbench safeguarded $23.4 billion worth of investment in renewable energy from 2013–2018, when it prevented the Coalition Government from abolishing three renewable energy policies (the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target).

Report

21 Dec 2018

To develop effective responses to climate change and energy challenges, decision-makers in government and industry draw on a range of information. In Australia, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting legislation underpins this evidence base by requiring Australia’s largest companies to anually measure and report their...

Report

21 Dec 2018

The Australia Institute has released the December National Energy Emissions Audit, authored by renowned energy expert Dr Hugh Saddler, covering emissions in the electricity sector over the previous month of November.

Discussion paper

21 Dec 2018

An audit written by Ernst and Young (EY) found the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, and the near $3.2 billion worth of water it controls, was at risk of being defrauded by state agencies, individual officers within those agencies and private landholders. The Australia Institute has...

Report

21 Dec 2018

The trillions of dollars needed to secure the sustainable, climate-compatible pathway outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement have focused attention on private finance and investment.

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis paper entitled The role of sub-state and non-state...

Report

20 Dec 2018

This biennial report on climate change finds that the variations Australia is experiencing include increased extreme heat events, warmer oceans, rising sea levels, changes in rainfall patterns, and a long-term increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season. These effects are predicted...

Strategy

20 Dec 2018

Fisheries New Zealand has collaborated with iwi, stakeholders and a blue cod expert group to develop and finalise the National Blue Cod strategy. The overarching aim of the strategy is to work together to deliver abundant and sustainable blue cod fisheries for all.

Report

18 Dec 2018

This is the fifth interim report of the ACCC's inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.

Briefing paper

18 Dec 2018

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Strategy

Mahere Whakaora Kiwi 2018–2028
17 Dec 2018

This plan signals an exciting new phase in kiwi conservation, with a focus on protecting kiwi populations in the wild and increasing the populations of all eight kiwi species.

Report

17 Dec 2018

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Clean Energy Regulator’s administration of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Report

Insights for operationalising Article 2.1c of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement
16 Dec 2018

With the recent UN warning that emissions are on track to exceed the 1.5°C rise by 2030, it is imperative that all parties at COP24 work together to realign finance flows to meet this crucial commitment.

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2018

This discussion paper explores how Fossil Fuel Free Zones (FFFZs) could contribute to action on climate change.

Briefing paper

13 Dec 2018

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has developed this Snapshot to inform policy and decision makers about the workforce characteristics and diversity of people and communities that contribute to Australian agriculture.

Strategy

12 Dec 2018

The National Drought Agreement sets out a joint approach to drought preparedness, response and recovery. It replaces the Intergovernmental Agreement on National Drought Program Reform.

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