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The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient. At the same...
The Performance Framework allows users to track the performance of cities across key measures: jobs and skills; infrastructure and investment; liveability and sustainability; innovation and digital opportunities; governance, planning and regulation; and housing.
This submission argued that the Commonwealth should support infrastructure works and a comprehensive infrastructure assessment of infrastructure on the Swan and Canning Rivers that is vulnerable due to climate change.
As the world's natural resources dwindle and critical levels of environmental pollution are approached, sustainability becomes a key issue for governments, organisations and individuals. With the consequences of such an issue in mind, this paper introduces a unifying approach to measure the sustainability performance of...
This report is part of a project exploring the potential for new industries and enterprises to fill land-use opportunities in areas where current agricultural industries may be strongly challenged by future climates.
The specific aims were to identify the regions and industries where climate...
Based on the largest survey of environment management practices to be conducted in Australia, this report finds that companies are deeply concerned about greenhouse emissions, and are taking action to reduce their consumption of electricity, gas, water and waste production.
The report involved 810...
This report is the first attempt to consolidate international findings and reinforce these with local examples and comments to build a compelling business case for green buildings in Australia.
This study reviews the structure of corporate responsibility in a sample of twelve large, listed Australian companies. In particular, it explores the governance of corporate responsibility: the structures and processes through which a company controls and directs its efforts towards becoming more sustainable.
This bulletin reveals areas of the country which require major regeneration of residential, energy, water and communications infastructure, better known as 'grey fields'. Greyfield residential precincts are defined as under-utilised property assets located in the middle suburbs of large Australian cities, where residential building stock...
Limited literature exists on how insurance companies incorporate a focus on environmental sustainability into their core business strategy and practices. The article is intended to contribute to the implementation of corporate sustainability practices by presenting a framework or blueprint for insurance companies to follow which...