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The Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO’s) coverage of environmental matters reflects the responsibilities of the Australian Government and the AuditorGeneral’s mandate for conducting performance audits. The approach adopted by the ANAO to auditing environment programs and activities is similar in manner...
When it comes to climate change, the very least we can do is to give the planet the benefit of the doubt.
That said, I don't support the carbon tax introduced by the Federal Government, nor do I support the Opposition's 'direct action' plan....
Activists and environmentalists take note. In this special essay, Dr Lissa Johnson explains how to make people give a damn.
The Federal Court decision to set aside environmental approval for Adani’s Charmichael mega-mine has been hailed as ‘a great example of democracy in action’....
This report considers the impact of anticipated climate change on Australia’s inland towns and centres to the year 2050. It examines the ways in which non-coastal settlements will be affected by the primary, secondary and tertiary impacts of climate change, including the...
RECENT newspaper articles overseas and at home have been pointing to the need for a change in our lifestyles and behaviour if we are to confront and overcome a number of key challenges confronting us this century. Foremost among these are a resource-constrained world and...
The Green Paper outlines in detail the risks facing Victoria and the likely impacts of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, and also proposes ways the state can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change and become a leading low carbon economy....
The Paris Agreement establishes provisions for using international carbon market mechanisms to achieve climate mitigation contributions. Environmental integrity is a key principle for using such mechanisms under the Agreement. This paper systematically identifies and categorizes issues and options to achieve environmental integrity, including how it...
The first ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.
In September 2018, the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) launched this guide, which consolidates the experiences from ICAP Members that have considered or operate a linked market alongside insights from the literature. It provides policymakers with step-by-step guidance throughout the whole process of linking.