We develop and commission hard-hitting research to build community awareness and inform the public debate on how Queensland can better protect our natural environment and take action on climate change.
Climate and Energy
- Five Ways to Improve Queensland's Energy and Jobs Plan - January 2023
- Queensland Climate Action Plan: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Climate Transformation – August 2022
- How Solar is Driving Electricity Price Reductions in Queensland – July 2022
- Reaching 50% Renewables in Queensland – March 2022
- The Projects That Can Power Queensland to a Zero Pollution Future – October 2020
- Best Practice Regional Planning for SEQ (PDF 3mb) - September 2023
- Holding the Line - Reversing Biodiversity Decline (PDF 6mb) - September 2023
Holding the Line - Reversing Biodiversity Decline commissioned by Queensland Conservation Council, shows the new update to the ShapingSEQ regional plan risks taking one of Australia’s fastest growing regions below the 'bare minimum' international benchmark of 30% bushland coverage. Almost 6% of bushland is at risk of being lost to urban sprawl and new developments over the planning time period.
The report, developed by Landscape Planners Shannon Mooney and Andrew Davidson, shows koala habitat is at particular risk, with current coverage at 31%, far short of the 40% needed to maintain viable populations.