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Report

Out of sight, out of mind: impacts of Japanese use of Australian coal

With collaboration between Japanese and Australian communities, progress is possible to reduce the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan. The aim of this report is to support this collaboration.
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A just green recovery from COVID-19

The COVID-19 recovery window offers a rare opportunity to transform economies and accelerate the green transition. This paper examines green recovery measures through the lens of a 'just transition'. The authors highlight promising examples of just and green recovery measures in various countries, and suggest...
Policy report

Biodiversity, natural capital and the economy: a policy guide for finance, economic and environment ministers

This report provides the latest findings and policy guidance for G7 and other countries in four key areas: measuring and mainstreaming biodiversity; aligning budgetary and fiscal policy with biodiversity; embedding biodiversity in the financial sector; and improving biodiversity outcomes linked to international trade.
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Victoria's water in a changing climate

Victoria’s water resources are under pressure from increasing demand and decreasing supply. This research report examines how the climate has and will continue to change, and the impacts on Victoria’s water resources, allowing better preparation for the future.
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Mind the gaps: unused capacity and unfunded rehabilitation in Upper Hunter coal mines

The Australia Institute has called for a moratorium on new coal mines in NSW. The current gap in production between approved limits and actual yearly production shows that current operations are either unable or unwilling to meet production limits.
Policy report

Make every drop count, and count every drop: vanishing groundwater needs proper monitoring and management

Australia spends billions of dollars on social programmes, which will be wasted if we run out of drinkable water. This report argues that groundwater is a key part of the overall system and needs to be studied deeply to properly manage a sustainable future for...
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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.
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Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry: final report

In August 2019, the ACCC was directed to conduct an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray–Darling Basin. This report makes recommendations to enhance markets for tradeable water rights, including their operation, transparency, regulation, competitiveness and efficiency.
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Making peace with nature

This report lays out the gravity of Earth’s triple environmental emergencies – climate, biodiversity loss and pollution – through a unique synthesis of findings from major global assessments. The report flags the interlinkages between our environmental and development challenges and describes the roles of all...
Technical report

Monitoring the monitor: a temporal synthesis of the McArthur River Mine Independent Monitor reports

This report finds that a number of sacred Indigenous sites, and an important river system in the Northern Territory, face irreversible cultural and ecological damage if the McArthur River Mine operations continue unabated. The authors argue that the independent monitoring system set up to protect...