Erwin Jackson

Person's affiliation

Erwin is Deputy CEO of The Climate Institute.
With nearly 20 years practical experience in climate change policy and research, Erwin has developed and led many national and international programs aimed at reducing greenhouse pollution. This work has been undertaken in Australia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific and Antarctica. He has represented non-governmental groups and advised government and business in national, regional and international fora, including being a non-governmental expert reviewer of the reports of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has sat on research advisory committees on low emission technology deployment for the CSIRO and the University of Queensland’s Centre for Low Emission Technology.
Erwin is currently a member of the Victorian Premiers Reference Group on Climate Change. Erwin has written, researched and produced many publications on climate change and energy policy including a number of review papers in scientific journals such as the Medical Journal of Australia. He has given lectures at institutions ranging from the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London to local community group meetings in far north Queensland

Recently added resources

Briefing paper

20 Nov 2015

The Paris climate negotiations will seek to establish an agreement for a new common international framework which facilitates stronger domestic policies for limiting pollution. For the first time, this agreement will call for domestic actions from all countries – a critical step toward keeping warming...


20 Nov 2014

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...


4 Jul 2014

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...


15 Aug 2013

This paper outlines the results of an analysis of both the Government’s legislated policies and a range of approaches the Coalition could take to implement its policy platform.

The Coalition is yet to announce details of key elements of its policy. To capture a...


8 Apr 2013

In order to achieve current climate change goals, Australia needs to use a long-term carbon budget approach to properly assess the risks, responsibilities and realities of doing its fair share.

Australia’s carbon laws and international negotiations are based on avoiding more than two...

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