Natural environment

Research report

25 Sep 2018

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for Bendigo as part of its Integrated Research Project 1: Visions and Transition Strategies. The project aims to develop tools and processes for bringing...

Research report

25 Sep 2018

This research paper provides an overview of the key mechanisms by which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can exercise their rights to land and waters in Victoria.

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Synthesis and key messages for high-level discussion: New York, 25 September 2018
25 Sep 2018

The international community has increasingly recognised the need for such transformative action, not only through international agreements (such as the Paris Agreement), but also through forums such as the G7 and G20. However, going beyond an incremental approach to climate policy development and thinking 'outside...

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Australian resources — providing prosperity for future generations
21 Sep 2018

This report presents the recommendations of the Resources 2030 Taskforce to significantly enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector. The taskforce’s ambition is to create a successful, technologically advanced, forward-looking sector that is able to attract and cultivate the best and brightest people....

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20 Sep 2018

This report on climate risk disclosure by Australia’s listed companies has found more can be done to improve consistency in disclosure practices across listed companies, with very limited climate risk disclosure outside of the top-200 companies.

Research report

20 Sep 2018

This report argues that international attention on the effects of urbanisation have identified that simple and effective urban transportation systems as essential to successful outcomes, and that transportation systems must be integrated, easily accessible, and feature low-carbon and renewable energy.

Report

19 Sep 2018

As the climate warms, the number of extremely hot days is increasing. While Rockhampton is known for the consistency of its warm summer weather, the number of extremely hot days (over 35 degrees) has been relatively low. The average number of over 35 degree days...

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19 Sep 2018

This audit examined whether the environmental and public health impacts of domestic wastewater are being effectively managed.

Research report

18 Sep 2018

Indonesia is an overlooked contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. Land use changes, peat fires and deforestation are the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the country. Over the next decade, however, its energy policies could see the main source of emissions shift to the...

Research report

18 Sep 2018

This report presents findings from survey data collected in 2017 from participants of the two Life Patterns Project cohorts. The analysis of responses shows that one major issue unites both generations - concern about the environment and climate change.

Research report

17 Sep 2018

The update was produced in response to World Heritage Committee Decision 41 COM7 (Krakow/UNESCO, 2017) to make available the most current knowledge regarding the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties.

Strategy

14 Sep 2018

This report shows just how much solar energy could benefit Victorian high schools. If a 100kW solar system was installed in all of the 418 Victorian public high schools, the results would be game-changing.

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13 Sep 2018

This report marks the beginning of a new flagship project for the Climate Council aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution levels from the transport sector - Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

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12 Sep 2018

This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.

Research report

Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
12 Sep 2018

The annual C limate of the Nation report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade. This is the first report produced by The Australia Institute, after being produced for a decade by the Climate Institute.

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12 Sep 2018

This report celebrates the heroes of Australia’s low-carbon economy, telling the stories of the renewables sector, the businesses, communities, and individuals who are taking matters into their own hands, creating opportunities and building a sustainable energy future.

Research report

11 Sep 2018

In 2017, three of the world’s major rivers were granted legal rights. New Zealand’s Whanganui River and the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. The granting of legal rights to these rivers raises an important question, which is yet to be answered: how effective will...

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11 Sep 2018

This report aims to present a high-level perspective on what would be needed to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and greater offsets, in the agricultural sector. It also identifies gaps in knowledge or other barriers that need to be overcome if agriculture is...

Strategy

11 Sep 2018

This document outlines the process to develop the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) and describes its scope. It provides an overview of existing policy, and outlines policy drivers and enablers, and case studies to inspire action.

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10 Sep 2018

This analysis of the latest clean energy data suggests that despite the policy turmoil, renewable energy investment is going to continue to soar in Australia.

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