Natural resources

NARROWER TERMS:
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.
Working paper

The Fijian ethos and Dawasamu miraculous healing water: a study of Delakado and Natadradave villagers’ response to God’s gift

The working paper reports on the research project and its findings on why indigenous Fijian villagers eschewed the unique opportunity for windfall cash income from the sale of miracle water at a time of unprecedented hardship.
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.
Book review

Linking government support and what we value: the case of environmentally-harmful subsidies

Governments are in the business of promoting desirable economic and social outcomes and undertaking this business sometimes involves financial aid or subsidies. Subsidies should, of course, be well-designed, such that their benefits exceed their costs. Many are not. Yet even when they are, problems arise...
Report

Induced seismicity potential in energy technologies

Earthquakes attributable to human activities are called 'induced seismic events' or 'induced earthquakes.' In the past several years induced seismic events related to energy development projects have drawn heightened public attention.Although only a very small fraction of injection and extraction activities at hundreds of thousands...
Report

Wood pellet stoves for pollution and greenhouse gas reduction

This research was carried out in the Northern Tablelands of NSW to determine whether pellet heaters could provide an alternative form of domestic space heating without the environmental and health costs of current space heating options. The research looked at barriers to adoption of pellet...
Report

Wide Bay Burnett Resource Sector Opportunity Study 2011

There is a valuable opportunity to help the Wide Bay Burnett reach its full and considerable potential. By magnifying the assets the Wide Bay Burnett has to offer the community's social and economic position can be enriched and broadened. The opportunity at this time is...