Climatic changes--Government policy

Journal article

6 Dec 2018

The island communities in the Pacifc contribute very little to global carbon emissions, yet they are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a general practitioner by training, was born and raised on Niue Island in the Pacifc. He...

Journal article

6 Dec 2018

Built environment interventions must move beyond simple ecological sustainability to encouraging ways of life that are healthy for both humans and the planet. There are key challenges facing this new approach.

Guide

3 Dec 2018

This guide explains Australia’s climate safeguard mechanism, which is an important component of Australian’s central climate change policy, the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Report

30 Nov 2018

The government has just released statistics on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and they show that total emissions are still rising and we are still not on track to meet our Paris target.

Report

21 Nov 2018

This report attempts to find new ways to allow Australia to effectively achieve the goal of a 26% cut in emissions, whilst also retaining a commitment to energy reliability and affordability, especially for low-income Australians.

Survey

20 Nov 2018

According to this national climate policy survey report, 92% of Australian business and industry respondents believe that national climate and energy policies are insufficient and won’t drive the emissions reductions needed to meet our Paris Agreement targets.

Working paper

16 Nov 2018

As New Zealand joins with other countries to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it will come under increasing pressure from changing economic opportunities, potentially disruptive new technologies, natural resource constraints, and evolving social and political drivers.

Commentary

10 Oct 2018

What passes for leadership these days seems to be meeting the demands of an undisciplined Liberal Party and ignoring the national interest, and so the past is catching up with a climate-sceptical Australian government, writes Mike Steketee.

Briefing paper

10 Oct 2018

Despite the federal government pledge under the Paris Agreement, there is strong evidence that the climate change mitigation actions being taken by Australia are not sufficient to meet our fair share of global emissions reductions.

Report

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty
8 Oct 2018

The report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport and cities.

Report

8 Oct 2018

This report provides a brief summary of the main findings of the special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C , its implications, and how Australia is tracking when it comes to tackling climate change.

Discussion paper

5 Oct 2018

This discussion paper outlines the effects of climate change in the Northern Territory and the work currently being done to address it. The paper is seeking feedback on this, as well as for informing the development of a Northern Territory climate change strategy.

Report

26 Sep 2018

Australia is off-track and looks set to miss its Paris emission reduction target. National emissions are rising and the government seems unwilling or unable to agree on credible policies to reduce them.

Report

Synthesis and key messages for high-level discussion: New York, 25 September 2018
25 Sep 2018

The international community has increasingly recognised the need for such transformative action, not only through international agreements (such as the Paris Agreement), but also through forums such as the G7 and G20. However, going beyond an incremental approach to climate policy development and thinking 'outside...

Report

18 Sep 2018

Modelling in this report shows that Australia can tackle energy affordability and reduce carbon emissions at the same time, but Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Industries (EITEs) must be included.

Strategy

11 Sep 2018

This document outlines the process to develop the Human Health and Wellbeing Climate Adaptation Plan (H-CAP) and describes its scope. It provides an overview of existing policy, and outlines policy drivers and enablers, and case studies to inspire action.

Report

Quantifying the benefits of climate change mitigation measures in buildings, transport and energy supply
7 Sep 2018

Climate policies on building retrofits, bus networks and district energy and cooling can generate millions of jobs, save households billions of dollars, and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths related to urban pollution all over the world.

The report helps policymakers establish the case...

Report

A summary report of the Coal Transitions project
6 Sep 2018

This report summarises key findings from case studies in six countries (China, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and South Africa), exploring pathways to implement coal transitions.

Report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Report

4 Sep 2018

This inquiry concluded that New Zealand can indeed make the transition to a low-emissions economy. But there will be tough challenges along the way. It will require consistent and concerted effort across government, business, households and communities – up to and beyond 2050.

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