Sustainable development

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Net positive development


Report

Textiles: a transitions report for Australia

This report is the culmination of four years of research in the Australian textiles and fashion space. It takes a systems transformation approach - using an evidence-informed framework to detail a set of practical pathways, to increase and regulate textile transparency, traceability and verification towards...
Policy report

Towards a new vision of innovation through COVID-19? A comparative reading of 11 countries’ strategies

This paper discusses how countries’ vision for science, technology and innovation (STI) priorities has evolved through COVID-19. The analysis was conducted on a sample of 171 STI strategy documents from 11 countries that were released between 2013 and 2021.
Strategy

Queensland climate action plan: laying the foundation for a successful climate transformation

Queensland’s current policies cover many of the critical elements of a climate strategy, such as renewable energy and transport. While efforts have accelerated since 2017, the research in this document suggests that progress could be faster.
Report

Greening libraries report

This report aims to highlight examples of best practice and inform the creation of a toolkit for libraries to help them support environmental action, further the greening libraries movement, as well as exemplify sustainability practices that are consistent with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Report

PNG voices: listening to Australia's closest neighbour

This report outlines findings from the first major study of the attitudes of Papua New Guinean citizens toward PNG society and the bilateral relationship with Australia. The research captures a wide cross-section of perspectives and experiences from ordinary PNG citizens, including those living in a...
Policy report

A blueprint for better, cleaner jobs

The political, ecological and economic challenge of decarbonising Australia’s energy and industrial base is crying out for leadership. This report aims to provide insights and options to policy-makers, so that Australia can confront the challenges and seize the opportunities of action on climate change.
Briefing paper

Budget analysis 2022-23: a budget to get to the May election – but no further

The Morrison Government has tabled its budget for the 2022-23 financial year. In this briefing paper, the Centre for Future Work's team of economists unpacks the budget, considers its effects and suggests alternatives.
Guide

Victoria Summit 2021 playbook

After 12 months of collaboration that brought together thought leaders from industry, unions, governments, the community and educational institutions from across Victoria, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has published this summit playbook.
Report

Realising the potential of nature-based solutions for a transformative societal change

This document provides an overview of the current state of knowledge concerning nature-based solutions for enhancing social and environmental outcomes.
Report

COP26 special report on climate change and health: the health argument for climate action

The ten recommendations in this report propose a set of priority actions from the global health community to governments and policy-makers, calling on them to act with urgency on the current climate and health crises.
Report

Fintech for good: governance mechanisms for sustainable development

Financial technology (fintech) can help to achieve sustainable development through environmental, social and governance investing, and through financial inclusion initiatives. The authors of this paper argue that better governance and regulatory frameworks are needed to minimise the risks associated with 'fintech for good' while maximising...
Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

The government’s preparedness to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

This report explores how the New Zealand government how is demonstrating its commitment to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Report

Davos Lab: youth recovery plan

What enduring changes do young people between the ages of 20 and 30 foresee after the COVID-19 pandemic, and what would Millennials and Generation Z do differently if they were in charge? This report is based on 344 dialogues held in 146 cities and on...
Report

U.S. views on the trade and climate policy nexus

This paper, the first of two, analyses the domestic politics at the nexus of the Biden-Harris Administration’s policies on trade and climate.
Report

Integrating wellbeing into the business of government: the feasibility of innovative legal and policy measures to achieve sustainable development in Australia

The findings outlined in this report provide practical insight into innovative approaches to translate sustainable development into national, state and local laws and/or policies.
Policy report

Adapting to a changing climate in the management of coastal zones

This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the recent and projected socio-economic development of coastal areas. It reviews the environmental pressures exerted by human activities on coastal areas, as well as the impacts of climate change that exacerbate existing challenges. The paper calls for a...
Discussion paper

Supporting sustainable freedom camping in Aotearoa New Zealand

This document proposes new regulations for freedom camping in New Zealand with the goal of finding a balance between environmental protection and a flourishing tourism sector.
Book

Perspectives on a global Green New Deal

In this book, the authors explore the key themes that will define the future of any equitable and just global green new deal.
Report

We are Aotearoa

In this interim report, the authors present a set of strategic recommendations for systemic changes that are fundamental to ensure the sustainability of New Zealand's tourism economy.