Erwin Jackson

First Name: Erwin
Last Name: Jackson
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Erwin is Deputy CEO of The Climate Institute.

With nearly 20 years practical experience in climate change policy and research, Erwin has developed and led many national and international programs aimed at reducing greenhouse pollution. This work has been undertaken in Australia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific and Antarctica. He has represented non-governmental groups and advised government and business in national, regional and international fora, including being a non-governmental expert reviewer of the reports of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has sat on research advisory committees on low emission technology deployment for the CSIRO and the University of Queensland’s Centre for Low Emission Technology.

Erwin is currently a member of the Victorian Premiers Reference Group on Climate Change. Erwin has written, researched and produced many publications on climate change and energy policy including a number of review papers in scientific journals such as the Medical Journal of Australia. He has given lectures at institutions ranging from the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London to local community group meetings in far north Queensland

Briefing paper
20 November 2015

Prepared prior to the Paris Climate Summit this brief outlines three broad possible outcome scenarios for Paris – ‘Catalyst’, ‘Momentum’ and ‘Patchwork’, and explores key issues and scenarios for...

20 November 2014

This paper argues that Australia should restate its commitment to participate in a new post-2020 framework that is consistent with the national interest of avoiding 2C of global warming.

4 July 2014

This policy brief outlines some of the key requirements for what constitutes effective climate policy and judges the proposals before the new Parliament convening in July 2014 against five...

15 August 2013

This paper outlines the results of an analysis of both the Government’s legislated policies and a range of approaches the Coalition could take to implement its policy platform.


8 April 2013

In order to achieve current climate change goals, Australia needs to use a long-term carbon budget approach to properly assess the risks, responsibilities and realities of doing its fair share...

19 March 2012

This report positions Australian climate policy in a global context and elaborates on the implications of global climate diplomacy and domestic actions for Australia.


14 March 2012

Australia could get more out of its carbon pricing scheme by focusing its emissions trading efforts on its neighbours rather than Europe.

Carbon markets are the forefront...

Audio program
13 June 2011

The recent Productivity Commission report on Carbon Emission Policies in Key Economies boosted the Government's arguments for a carbon price.

It commissioned...