Global environmental change

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Report

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities: final report

This inquiry report examines what urban, rural and regional communities in Victoria are doing to tackle climate change, and how the Victorian government could better support these communities.
Working paper

Building an ambitious and robust U.S. climate target

The opportunity is now at hand for the United States to build a new, comprehensive and ambitious national climate policy strategy for the nation to re-engage with the international community to address climate globally. This paper sets forth a set of recommended features of a...
Book

Climate crisis, equitable engagement, inclusive cities: rethinking urban mobility

In this ebook, Canadian-based urban scholar Shauna Brail, addresses the grand challenge of serving people’s mobility needs in cities while grappling with climate change impacts.
Journal article

Embodied GHG emissions of buildings – the hidden challenge for effective climate change mitigation

To meet climate-change mitigation needs, one must go beyond operational energy consumption and related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of buildings and address their full life cycle. Considering global GHG reduction targets, the results of this study emphasise the urgent need to reduce GHG emissions of...
Report

State of the climate 2020

This sixth biennial State of the Climate report draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate.
Report

Just transition: implications for the corporate sector and financial institutions in Australia

Australian corporates and financial institutions have an important role to play in facilitating a fair, timely and efficient transition to a net zero emissions economy – as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the...
Report

A new choice: Australia’s climate for growth

In this report, Deloitte Access Economics constructs a view of the Australian economy where the physical damages to the environment cause damage to the Australian economy if there is inaction, or mis-action, in preventing climate change.
Report

Climate of the nation 2020

In the wake of the devastating Black Summer bushfires, an overwhelming majority of Australians (82%) say they are concerned about climate change resulting in more bushfires, according to this report released by the Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program.
Report

Dishing the dirt: Australia’s move to store carbon in soil is a problem for tackling climate change

The Morrison Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap identifies soil carbon as a potential way to reduce emissions from agriculture and to offset other emissions. However, the government’s plan contains misconceptions about the general effectiveness of soil carbon as an emissions reduction strategy.
Report

Phasing out plastics

Building on recent literature about plastics and climate change, this report explores the potential for extensive emission reductions in the plastics sector.