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This Discussion Paper has been prepared by the National Emissions Trading Taskforce, which reports to the Premiers and Chief Ministers of all Australian States and Territories.
The paper sets out a possible design for a national emissions trading scheme. The scheme is designed to...
The current debate in Australia about greenhouse gas emissions trading must be seen within the international context of the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This paper reviews greenhouse gas emissions trading, with particular emphasis on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and...
Recent news reports about different aspects of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) have proven wrong the well-worn saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. The government’s First Biennial Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (8408) indicated that...
This article discusses the development and performance of New Zealand's emissions trading scheme since the report of the Emissions Trading Scheme Review Panel in 2011.
The New Zealand emissions trading scheme (ETS) was introduced by legislation in 2008. The legislated objectives...
Overview: All major political parties in Australia recognise that the nation needs strong and effective climate change policies to reduce emissions. There is also bipartisan support for the globally agreed goal to limit global temperature increases to less than 2oC above pre-industrial levels. For...
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.
In Lima Climate Summit: Striding or Shuffling to Paris? The Climate Institute...
Economist William Nordhaus has come up with a new approach to reducing carbon emissions, writes Michael Gill . And Australia could benefit more than we expect
It wasn’t so long ago that communities ignored many of the threats we now respond to without...
Australia has begun to address climate change. The Commonwealth Government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26–28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. But we do not have a comprehensive, credible domestic policy framework to achieve this target. We...
Emissions grew 1.3 per cent over FY15 – the first increase in fiscal year emissions since 2005-06, ten years ago, when Australian emissions reached their historic peak, according to this report.
Summary The government’s latest emissions projections were released in late December, along...