01 Apr 2018

The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient.

Discussion paper
12 Apr 2018

Desalination is an increasingly common method of improving water security in arid and semi-arid regions. According to the International Desalination Association, the 19,000 desalination plants that now operate globally each day produce 88.6 gigalitres of water. The water from those facilities supports 300 million people.

Research report
27 Mar 2018

This report provides an updated baseline scenario for the development of emissions to 2035 and gives an overview of measures that can effectively reduce shipping emissions.

Policy report
22 Jan 2018

This paper analyzes the observed highest temperatures that occur every year at nearly 9000 stations, and how they are changing over time and especially over the past 50 and 30 years. This research found these short-term heatwaves to be increasing in most places, especially Eurasia and Australia, and also in megacities.

Journal article
18 Dec 2017

This quick guide provides a list of key Australian sources, and some high level international resources, that assist in understanding the Australian energy market.

Guide
13 Dec 2017

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has decided to bring together its members and produce this publication to share how they are addressing climate change through the implementation of low carbon solutions in their direct operations.

Report
31 Oct 2015

This web portal supports efficient international knowledge exchange on building energy code implementation by providing information, experience, and resources from around the world. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of buildings globally.
It provides an overview of the implementation of building energy code systems according to specific topics such as:

Other interactive resource
01 Nov 2017

The climate challenge is an opportunity - one in which the private sector is ready to invest. Businesses are increasingly finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions at a profit in sectors like renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture (CSA), green buildings, and sustainable transport, while generating jobs and making cities cleaner and healthier.

Report
31 Mar 2017

The need to rapidly transition to more sustainable low carbon built environments in Australia and internationally provides the basis for a maturation of the green economy. Its principal client will increasingly be cities, their industries and resident populations. Decarbonisation, dematerialisation and zero waste are core objectives.

Conference paper
15 Aug 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation. It highlights the opportunities and challenges for Canada to exceed its Paris Agreement target.

Briefing paper
01 Jun 2017

The paper focuses on the global environmental governance and features of public participation as an integral element of sustainable development.

Journal article