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Outlines why progression should be interpreted as increased ambition not just in terms of absolute emission reductions, but also in the rate of emission reductions. In other words, countries’ targets should not just increase the amount of emissions reduced, but the speed at which this...
Howard Bamsey and Kath Rowley argue that any failure to pay proper, high-level attention to the current international climate change negotiations raises several risks to the national interest. Strong, constructive engagement in those negotiations by Australia would serve climate change, economic and other national goals....
An investigation of what is causing climate change and one of its major impacts – the rising level of the sea.
The level of the sea is constantly changing everywhere on Earth as tides rise and fall in predictable patterns. Both...
This submission focuses on Australia’s international undertakings under the United Nation’s Framework on Climate Change and the implications for future targets.
The Climate Institutes' submission to the Climate Change Authority’s Special Review on Australia’s future emissions reductions targets.
This is the Climate Change Authority's second review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The RET targets reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector and thereby contributes significantly to reducing Australia's overall emissions.
In its 2012 review of the...
This communique presents the agreed positions of the participants in the G20 Brisbane Summit, as well as key documents, and issues for further action.
Raising global growth to deliver better living standards and quality jobs for people across the world is...
Summary: Join Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft with Gold Walkley winner Philip Chubb, author of Power Failure , as they discuss Australian leaders' successes and failures in climate policy – and the strategies they must employ for the future.
The politics of climate...
The Creating A Better Future For Melbourne seminar series focuses on five topics for robust discussion and thought provoking conversations. Details of the venue, date and time of each seminar are below.
Facilitator: Michael Short of ‘The Zone’
Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square...
This report argues that a broad understanding of economic and political systems is a prerequisite for action on climate change and women’s inequality.
In this Analysis the 2014 Lowy Institute-Rio Tinto China Fellow, Lisa Williams, argues that despite China’s reputation for being a climate change laggard the country is putting real effort into reducing carbon emissions. The Analysis identifies the key drivers and domestic players in China’s evolving...