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Report

10 Jul 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s arrangements for the preparation and reporting of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions estimates and projections. To form a conclusion against this objective, the ANAO adopted the...

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Research report

20 Mar 2017

Concrete is the second most used material after water and the production of cement is responsible for 5–8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The development of low-carbon concretes is pursued worldwide to help the construction industry make its contribution to decarbonising the built...

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Research report

16 Mar 2017

Summary

There exists a strong and growing body of scientific research evidence that supports the belief that to achieve the targets set by the Paris climate change conference, greenhouse gas must be actively removed from the atmosphere and stored. Carbon capture and...

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Briefing paper

02 Dec 2016

Introduction

On the 10th of November the Australian Government ratified the Paris Agreement to significant media coverage. At the same time the Government also ratified the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, which states Australia’s intention to reduce its greenhouse...

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Research report

12 Sep 2016

Background

The Government established the Carbon Farming Initiative in September 2011 under which entities associated with the agricultural, forestry and legacy waste (landfill) emissions sectors of the economy could register projects and earn credits for every tonne of...

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Research report

23 Aug 2016

The more we find out about the effects of climate change, the greater the insights we gather into how we can to become a resilient, innovative, and safe Australia, that is prospering in a zero carbon global economy. Achieving this will not be easy. But it is necessary.

Addressing climate...

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Briefing paper

01 Aug 2016

Overview

Against the global backdrop of political uncertainty stemming from upcoming US election and the Brexit outcome, countries continue to lift the pace of decarbonisation in energy systems and develop long-term plans for a net zero emissions global economy.

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Policy

27 Apr 2016

This policy proposes six key elements to achieve a low-pollution economy.

  1. Leading renewable energy economy
  2. Cleaner power generation
  3. Build jobs & industry
  4. Cut pollution
  5. Capture carbon on the land
  6. Increased energy efficiency
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Fact sheet

09 Feb 2016

This fact sheet assesses common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.

Overview

The Factsheet explores the follow common facts and myths:

  • Bushfire risk is rising
  • Climate change isn’t
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Research report

09 Sep 2015

This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies. Key international developments are also included to provide global context.

Introduction

Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible...

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Commentary

Article

21 Jul 2015

Tony Abbott has argued that “Coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world.” It seems, however, that a growing majority of Australians disagree with him.

With rising concern about...

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Commentary

Article

21 Jul 2015

The immediate effect of the 2012 carbon price was to increase the costs faced by most electricity generators, by an amount that varied between individual power stations depending on that station’s emissions intensity (the emissions per unit of electricity). These costs were then passed on in...

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Research report

09 Jun 2015

In the lead-up to the Paris climate talks in November, countries continue to advance their domestic climate and clean energy efforts and developing their post-2020 emission reduction targets.

This June update highlights and summarises:

  • The initial targets of Australia's
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Literature review

01 Jun 2015

Describes current planning and policy interventions in place in Australia to encourage low carbon active transport forms such as walking, cycling and using public transport.

Executive Summary
Project RP2015 was a scoping study designed to inform the CRC on the needs...

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Conference paper

14 May 2015

Low carbon Transport on the move Conference Objectives:

- Promote a common understanding between the US and Australia of sustainable transport

- Bring into focus the technologies and policies required to support and enhance a sustainable transport system in each country

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Research report

11 May 2015

This report lays out three steps for a smooth transition to a zero-carbon future and provides data, examples and policy advice to help countries makes the shift.

Overview

Getting to zero net emissions and stabilizing climate change starts with planning for the long...

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Research report

08 May 2015

This first draft report of the Special Review is intended primarily as an input to the Government’s deliberations on emissions reduction targets. The Government has indicated it will announce Australia’s targets by mid-2015, well ahead of the international negotiations for a new climate...

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Research report

01 Apr 2015

Describes baseline levels of active transport usage in Australian cities, and thus provides a platform from which future interventions in low carbon precinct planning and design can be assessed in terms of their capability to increase the levels of active transport.

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Discussion paper

20 Mar 2015

This paper explains why states should have a decarbonisation strategy and explores some key policy elements.

Abstract

Across the world, governments at all levels are implementing policies to reduce carbon emissions, address local air pollution, improve energy...

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Policy

16 Nov 2014

This communique presents the agreed positions of the participants in the G20 Brisbane Summit, as well as key documents, and issues for further action.

Introduction

Raising global growth to deliver better living standards and quality jobs for people across the world...