Sustainable Development Goals

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Briefing paper

Climate law and public policy innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals: accelerating pre-CoP27 Paris Agreement compliance

The science is clear. Human activities, particularly rising emissions levels due to fossil fuel combustion and other embedded high carbon intensity economic systems, are causing dangerous consequences. This paper argues that institutes of all kinds must play a critical role in scaling up contributions to...
Working paper

How can digital public technologies accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals?

Rapid shifts in digital technologies are changing the context for pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals. This paper focuses on 'digital public technology' (DPT), meaning digital assets that create a level playing field for broad access or use - by virtue of being publicly owned, publicly...
Briefing paper

A freshwater future: without blue, there is no green economy

While awareness of greater water-related business risks driven by climate change has grown, and the need for water security has gained attention, the topic is often seen in competition for attention and resources with other sustainable development priorities. This white paper shines a spotlight on...
Report

The case for living wages

As a key pathway to addressing poverty, living wages are rich in business benefits. This report argues that the payment of living wages remains one of the most powerful routes to help people out of poverty, realise human rights, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...
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.
Briefing paper

Inclusive policy-working with minority ethnic young people for Decent Work

Young people are one of the most significant assets in policy-making. They contribute insight from the perspective of those affected by a policy or policy change, and as our future community and business leaders. This briefing outlines how the creative, participatory method of appreciative inquiry...
Briefing paper

Urban resilience for local government: concepts, definitions and qualities

This paper provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and qualities of urban resilience to better understand how to address the challenges of the future with the ideas of today.
Literature review

Greening libraries: a literature review for the Australian Library and Information Association

This publication provides an overview of academic and professional literature relating to sustainability practices in the library and information sector in Australia and overseas.
Journal article

Figuring the transition from circular economy to circular society in Australia

This study contributes to debates on circular discourses, nature, and the limitations of the circular economy in Australia, the relational space of intermediation, and the nature of MLP transitions for a sustainable circular transition economy in Australia.
Report

World social protection report 2020-22

This report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits...
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

SDG measurement and disclosure 3.0: a study of ASX150 companies

This report will be of interest to investors, regulators, and other stakeholders to better understand how top public-listed Australian companies are relating to and managing the different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report provides an analysis of the SDG disclosure practices in 2020 by the...
Policy report

Halving food waste: Australia’s progress on SDG 12.3

This policy brief outlines Australia’s progress on SDG Target 12.3 — halving food waste by 2030. The Australian government set and committed to this target. With less than nine years remaining, urgent action is required to halve food waste by 2030.
Report

Sexual and reproductive health and rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

This report identifies eight overarching sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) strategies for Australia and the Pacific to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Guide

Wellbeing economy policy design guide

This guide is a starting point for policy-makers interested in building a Wellbeing Economy - to consider relevant processes that can support them along the way.
Report

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...
Report

Counting pennies 2

Violence against children impacts more than one billion children and costs world economies US$7 trillion annually. This report offers a rare glimpse into the state of donor investment to end violence against children, and offers key findings and recommendations for how to improve the situation...
Report

Transforming Australia SDG progress report

This report measures Australia’s performance against a set of 56 indicators linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report builds on targets and measures of progress that the independent National Sustainable Development Council developed in 2018.
Guide

Mobility pulse insights

This report highlights how business can play an essential role in influencing employee, customer and sector mobility options. The report provides examples of business using mobility tools to provide economic savings, improve employee health and wellbeing, and reduce GHG emissions.