Natural resources

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Report

NSW State of the environment 2021

This report describes the status and trends in the quality of the New South Wales natural environment and implications for environmental and human health.
Report

The fossil fuel pushers

The evidence has been mounting that Australia is blocking stronger agreements to end public funding of coal and gas has been mounting. This report argues that if Australia continues this behaviour, it will only provide further cover for foreign export credit agencies and other public...
Report

Resources sector regulation: Productivity Commission study report

This report examines regulation of the Australian resources sector, identifying issues and leading practice approaches to addressing them. The main focus is on how regulation is designed, administered and enforced. The key message is that there is room for significant improvement.
Discussion paper

On the make: gas and manufacturing in Australia

This discussion paper asserts that the Morrison Government’s 'gas-fired recovery' will not assist Australia’s manufacturing industry, arguing that increasing gas production is likely to benefit gas exporters, not the manufacturing industry.
Report

Flame out: the future of natural gas

Far from fuelling the recovery from the COVID recession, natural gas will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes in Australia. This report shows that a combination of economics and environmental imperatives imperil the industry.
Briefing paper

Post-pandemic natural resource management in the Indo-Pacific

The two main threats to natural resource management caused by COVID-19 are the negative impact on ecosystems (and thereby resources) of increased human interaction with the environment, and the increased disregard for international environmental laws, norms and regulations, by both individuals and nations. This paper...
Draft report

Resources sector regulation: draft report

This study examines regulation of the resources sector, identifying issues and leading practice approaches to addressing them. The main focus is on how regulation is designed, administered and enforced.
Policy report

Western Australia and India: the need for a state strategy to recover and grow the economic relationship

This publication discusses how deeper economic ties with India will help ensure Western Australia remains connected into the corridors of regional and global growth.
Discussion paper

Transforming the resource management system: opportunities for change

The Resource Management Review Panel has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act and other significant legislation comprising the resource management system. This issues and options paper identifies the main issues to be addressed in the reform process and offers...
Strategy

Land use futures: natural capital roadmap

Despite many examples of innovative and sustainable land management practices, a barrier to broader adoption is the immaturity of tools and systems to enable adequate, consistent measurement of ‘natural capital’. This natural capital roadmap seeks to enable sustainable land use transitions through the measurement and...
Technical report

Technical review of the water sharing plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012

This technical report prepared by Prof. Fran Sheldon from Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) reviews the ecology, hydrology, and license types of water along the Barwon-Darling.
Report

Climate-sensitive mining: case studies

This report is intended to deliver an account of mining technologies, processes, and strategies that seek to incorporate environmental sustainability considerations and have the potential for local value creation and green growth.
Report

Policy approaches to climate change in mineral rich countries

The purpose of this report is to highlight the policies of countries leading the shift toward a green economy, and the implications of those policies for the mining sector in those countries. The report begins with the analysis of key areas of policymaking known to...
Report

Building resilience: a green growth framework for mobilizing mining investment

This report proposes a framework to help mining companies and governments integrate climate change and local economic opportunity activities. The report also offers examples of projects and policies that support green growth: particularly climate-related activities that create scalable economic value and invest in long-lasting green...
Report

Environment Aotearoa 2019

This report provides an overview of the state of New Zealand's environment using five broad themes presenting nine priority environmental issues, which include information about why it matters, what has changed, and the consequences.
Report

Australia's state of the forests report 2018

This report is an essential resource for all who work in, manage or value Australia’s forests. The report provides data, information and sufficient narrative context to let the reader explore the implications for sustainable forest management of changes in the social, environmental and economic aspects...
Strategy

National resources statement

This strategy document outlines the Australian government’s policy and long-term reform agenda for the Australian resources sector.
Report

Summary of the second World Circular Economy Forum: 22-24 October 2018

The second World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF2018) took place from 22-24 October 2018, in Yokohama, Japan. The world’s biggest global gathering on circular economy solutions brought together more than 1,100 leading experts and decision-makers from more than eighty countries to discuss their future visions.
Report

Resources 2030 Taskforce: final report

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.
Report

Double or nothing: the broken economic promises of PNG LNG

This report outlines the case for the Australian government to be held accountable for the negligent decision to lend AU$500 million of taxpayer's money to the PNG-LNG project.