UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018

Cover Reading: Emissions Gap Report 2018 New report from UNEP Key Links https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018 Full report Emissions Gap Report The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It …

Living Planet Report 2018

Report cover Recommended Reading: The 2018 Living Planet Report is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including …

Banking on Climate Change

New report: Banking on Climate Change. Rainforest Action Network’s ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card shows how big banks continue to fund the climate crisis Key Links https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2018 Banking on Climate Change (PDF) Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil …

Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development

New Publication THE LIMA DECLARATION ON BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Contributions from Science to Policy for Sustainable Development, CBD Technical Series No.89 A joint publication by CBD, GIZ – Pro Ambiente, and IAI. Download https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-89-en.pdf Biodiversity and climate change: Contributions from science to policy for sustainable development Table of Contents THE FRAMEWORK Biodiversity and climate change. …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Cover Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future …

Final Report of the Referendum Council

Australia – The Referendum Council (@ref_council) delivered its Final Report on June 30, 2017. You can download the Final Report in PDF format (4.1MB) here. Foreward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long struggled for constitutional recognition. As far back as Yorta Yorta elder William Cooper’s letter to King George VI (1937), the Yirrkala Bark …

How do we value the Great Barrier Reef?

Recommended Reading: The Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the economic, social and iconic value of the Great Barrier Reef in a report  – At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef – commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Among the take-aways: The Great Barrier Reef contributed $6.4 billion in …

Australia State of Environment 2016

Recommended Reading: Australia’s State of the Environment Key Links https://soe.environment.gov.au https://soe.environment.gov.au/download/reports More online the CSIRO blog Questions Is it possible to download the entire report as a single file? What sort of feedback would be useful to the State of the Environment report? What would locals like to visitors to know about Australia’s environment? Executive …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on UNESCO’s website …