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Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance report 2024

This report reveals that the world's 60 largest banks financed US$705.8 billion in fossil fuel activities in 2023, totalling US$6.9 trillion since the Paris Agreement. It highlights the increasing commitments from major banks like JPMorgan Chase and Mizuho, emphasising the ongoing support for fossil fuel expansion despite climate commitments.

Australian material flow analysis to progress to a circular economy

5 March 2024
This report provides a comprehensive material flow account for Australia in 2019 to support the assessment of its circular economy progress. The report highlights key areas where policy interventions can improve material intensity, resource efficiency, and waste minimisation. It also evaluates Australia's circularity indicators and performs well on three proposed indicators.

Change finance, not the climate

4 June 2020
This is a comprehensive and practical handbook by Transnational Institute and Institute for Policy Studies. This report outlines how to democratically marshal financial resources for a Global Green New Deal and to green the financial institutions by focusing on central banking, private banks, and financial markets towards tackling climate chaos.

200 and counting: Global financial institutions are exiting coal

Financial institutions (FI) across the world are increasingly recognising the risks and opportunities connected to coal, and many are reducing their exposure to the industry. The number of FIs withdrawing from coal is rapidly increasing, and this report catalogues the global trend towards coal withdrawal.

Unlocking Australia’s sustainable finance potential

This report explores the potential for sustainable finance in Australia, outlining current barriers, opportunities, and recommendations for each stakeholder in the finance system. The report stresses the importance of consistency, coordination, and leadership in developing a comprehensive plan to transition to a sustainable financial system.

The changing climate policy landscape: Considerations for policymakers and the needs of investors

This report outlines eight key features of effective global climate policies. It analyses how different approaches to policy design shape capital markets' responses. The report also calls on governments to create policies with clear short, medium, and long-term targets that provide the right incentives and ensure a just transition.

Global macro shifts: Global growth: Headwinds or tailwinds?

This report presents a positive outlook on global growth, forecasting "sufficiently supportive" US and UK growth in 2015. Though discussing risks and inevitable market adjustments, the report emphasises the decline in oil prices' potential to "differentiate between strong and poor performers" globally.

Rethinking impact to finance the SDGs

This paper examines the financing gap for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and proposes new innovative solutions for stakeholders, including the need for stronger integrated planning, strategic thinking and policy integration to meet the US$5-7tn annual financing requirement.

Retiring oil and gas assets will have long-term financial and environmental impacts

13 January 2023
Ageing oil and gas assets will have significant long-term financial and environmental impacts, with decommissioning costs rising steadily in coming decades. Asset retirement obligations could reach US$42 billion by 2024, posing considerable financial, logistical, and environmental challenges given limited financial assurance requirements, regulatory loopholes, and the complexity of decommissioning.

Political leadership on climate change: The role of health in Obama-era U.S. climate policies

24 September 2020
The role of health in Obama-era U.S. climate policies was analysed using a qualitative research approach. Findings show that the consideration of human health-related evidence and arguments facilitated the introduction of comparatively ambitious mitigation policies. This report suggests the importance of political will in the pursuit of climate mitigation policies.
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