Towards net zero: a practical plan for Australia’s governments
Tackling climate change will bring costs and benefits for Australia. In some sectors, the benefits will outweigh the costs. In others, big financial costs will remain even after our best cost-reduction efforts. This report finds that getting to net zero could be the biggest economic...
Towards net zero: practical policies to offset carbon emissions
Governments around the world are moving to net zero carbon emissions to limit the impacts of climate change. This report recommends policies to ensure Australia has access to high-quality offsetting units, both to act as a ‘safety valve’ if the cost of reducing emissions sector-by-sector...
Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce agricultural emissions
Governments around the world are moving to ‘net zero’, to limit the impacts of climate change. ‘Net zero’ means reducing emissions and then offsetting the rest by removing carbon from the atmosphere and permanently storing it, possibly in trees or underground. This report focuses mainly...
Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce industrial emissions
This is the second of a series of five reports the Grattan Institute intends to publish in the lead-up to the international climate conference in Glasgow in November, showing how Australia can build momentum towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce transport emissions
The transport sector is responsible for nearly 20 per cent of Australia’s emissions, and more than 60 per cent of transport emissions are from light vehicles. This report argues that the best policy response would be for the Australian government to introduce an economy-wide emissions...