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Polly Hemming

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State-sponsored greenwash

In discussing the Australian context, this paper suggests how the domestic landscape may be representative of state-sponsored 'greenwashing' in other countries. It also suggests that the credibility of net zero claims made by non-state actors is inextricably linked to the state.
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An environmental fig leaf? Restoring integrity to the Emissions Reduction Fund

Emissions have increased under Australia’s only climate policy, the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The authors of this paper argue that the ERF requires a comprehensive and independent review to assess its integrity and, most importantly, its role in helping Australia meet its climate targets.
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Come clean: how the Emissions Reduction Fund came to include carbon capture and storage

This report argues that the experience of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) method development raises serious questions about the governance of both the Clean Energy Regulator and the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee, in relation to the development and integrity of forthcoming Emissions Reduction Fund...
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Santos’ CCS scam

In this paper, the authors argue that enhanced hydrocarbon recovery projects be excluded from any current or future public CCS or CCUS funding, subsidies or grants.
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Questionable integrity: non-additionality in the Emissions Reduction Fund’s Avoided Deforestation Method

The Avoided Deforestation Method is responsible for more than 20 per cent of total Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) that have been issued under the Australian government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. This paper demonstrates that the avoided deforestation method fails to meet at least three of...