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


Featured report

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.