This audit shows current policies will reduce National Electricity Market (NEM) emissions to 22% below 2005 levels in 2019-20, effectively meaning electricity sector has an emissions reduction target of only 4% to 2030.
Discussion paper and roadmap Stage 1 for commercial, institutional, and government buildings and fitouts
Discussion paper: The world passed another global-warming milestone in 2016 (NASA, 2017), with temperatures rising to their hottest on record for the third year in a row. Now is the...
This research found that Australia’s emissions are rising and projected to continue increasing without credible and comprehensive climate and energy policy. The authors also argue that Australia’s emissions reduction target is woefully inadequate to protect Australians from intensifying climate change.
NZIER has estimated the impacts of the economy adjusting to 2050 greenhouse gas targets. The results show that meeting ambitious emissions targets comes with significant economic costs, and demonstrate the trade-offs required to transition to a lower-emissions economy.
This research report explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits.'
Last year brought highs and lows in the global effort to confront climate change. On one hand, we saw an upsurge in international commitment to action, including deals announced at the extraordinary One Planet Summit that marked two years since the signing of the Paris...
This report provides an updated baseline scenario for the development of emissions to 2035 and gives an overview of measures that can effectively reduce shipping emissions.
This report presents the methodology and results of a study investigating the consumption based greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 79 cities, carried out by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in partnership with the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), the University of New South...
The Draft Final Report of the Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing effectively recommends approval of unconventional gas development in the NorthernTerritory. It does this despite the huge potential climate change impacts of developing a shale gas industry, which this submission focuses on....
The power sector will play a crucial role in attaining the European climate targets, which aim to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030, compared to 1990. Tracking progress in the power sector is hence of utmost importance.
This report argues that while emissions from transport have historically risen with economic growth, modal shift away from motor vehicle travel, a reduction in trips and trip lengths, and increased energy efficiency offer pathways for emission reductions.
‘Blue carbon’ refers to the carbon storage potential of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass beds. While efforts to protect coastal ecosystems are very important for biodiversity conservation, local economies and climate adaptation and mitigation, the carbon impact of Australia’s initiative is...
This report outlines stakeholders’ views on how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is performing and whether improvements should be made to its operation, administration, design and governance.
This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.
The National Food Waste Strategy provides a framework to support collective action towards halving Australia’s food waste by 2030.
The strategy contributes toward global action on reducing food waste by aligning with Sustainable Development Goal 12—ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns—in the United Nations...
China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.
Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a this report revealing Australia is falling behind the rest of the world and failing to tackle climate change, as pollution levels continue to rise.
This report finds that the inevitable closure of ageing, inefficient, polluting coal plants provides a critical opportunity to move to a modern 21st Century electricity system.
Australia’s energy emissions continue to increase, breaking all-time records. Petroleum, in particular diesel consumption, is the main driver of emission increases.