Climatic changes--Government policy

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.

Research 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.

Research 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.

Report

30 Aug 2018

Modelling was commissioned to provide a better understanding of the contribution of New Zealand’s livestock methane to warming. The commissioner is releasing the results of the modelling to ensure that wider policy discussions are grounded in the underlying science.

Transcript

30 Aug 2018

The Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, delivered this address at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Thursday, 30 August 2018.

Report

25 Aug 2018

Investing in green infrastructure helps Australia and New Zealand to reach their current climate targets and the potential ratchet up of international emissions goals.

Commentary

20 Aug 2018

A workable, credible climate policy has been the impossible object that has brought down every prime minister we’ve had for a more than a decade – all the way back to (and including) John Howard.

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

The government is proposing improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and is seeking feedback. This consultation document sets out proposals primarily focused on improving the framework of the NZ ETS so that it is a credible and well-functioning scheme that helps...

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018

The government wants to simplify the way the ETS works for forestry participants, increase afforestation and enable more flexibility in the scheme rules to support the right trees being planted, in the right place, for the right purpose. There are opportunities to improve the ETS...

Report

13 Aug 2018

This report argues that following the emissions reduction requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement will impose significant and irreparable economic damage to Australia, without delivering an environmental dividend.

Guide

3 Aug 2018

This guide has been created to assist those communicating on climate change and energy to do so accurately and effectively. It includes some clear definitions of climate and energy concepts delivered in a manner that is widely understood by the public, and in messaging that...

Discussion paper

31 Jul 2018

This review will focus on the three key aspects of the national greenhouse and energy reporting legislation: emissions and energy reporting, the safeguard mechanism and the auditing framework. The review will consider if each of the individual elements is achieving its objectives, is fit for...

Discussion paper

24 Jul 2018

This discussion paper argues that requiring Australia’s agricultural sector to reduce emissions by at least 26% by 2030 would impose significant costs and reduced production for the industry.

Strategy

Making the country resilient to a changing climate
19 Jul 2018

The National Adaptation Programme (NAP) sets the actions that the government and others will take to adapt to the challenges of climate change in the United Kingdom. It sets out key actions for the next five years.

Discussion paper

17 Jul 2018

Addressing climate change risks and impacts remains an urgent, significant challenge for the emergency management sector, despite concerted effort from various agencies. Member agencies are already feeling the impacts of climate change and experiencing first-hand how communities are being affected.

Report

25 Jun 2018

This report on the key recommendations made in the Australian Infrastructure Plan, finds that while there has been clear improvement across the Australian infrastructure sector in the past two years, there is still much to do.

Commentary

25 Jun 2018

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And these green roofs and walls make cities look nicer. Toronto’s central business district adopted a policy of establishing green roofs on around half of all city buildings...

Research report

NZIER final report to Ministry for the Environment
19 Jun 2018

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.

Research report

12 Jun 2018

While Australia debates how to reach our Paris Agrement targets, wider issues such as whether these targets are appropriate and how they might need to be adjusted in the future are receiving scant attention.

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