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One fifth of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia are generated by the everyday activities of households (Commonwealth of Australia 2005a). Higher consumer awareness of the impact of housing on the environment (Commonwealth of Australia 2003, 2005b) and of sustainable housing alternatives (The State of Queensland...
This report, Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy for New Zealand, takes an in-depth look into climate change mitigation options for New Zealand. It finds that many mitigation options are already well-understood and achievable. Achieving a low-carbon economy for New Zealand involves taking low-risk climate mitigation...
Climate change is one of the most critical issues facing Victoria. Our Government will maximise the opportunities while minimising the adverse impacts of climate change for our state. We are taking action on climate change and demonstrating our leadership.
Victoria’s Climate Change Framework sets...
The primary obligation of the Australian government is to serve the Australian people. This means that policies should only be enacted where they are in Australia’s national interest, argues Daniel Wild in this report.
This strategy document outlines how Queensland will prepare for current and future impacts of a changing climate that reduces risk and increases resilience.
Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a this report revealing Australia is falling behind the rest of the world and failing to tackle climate change, as pollution levels continue to rise.
China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.
Last year brought highs and lows in the global effort to confront climate change. On one hand, we saw an upsurge in international commitment to action, including deals announced at the extraordinary One Planet Summit that marked two years since the signing of the Paris...
NZIER has estimated the impacts of the economy adjusting to 2050 greenhouse gas targets. The results show that meeting ambitious emissions targets comes with significant economic costs, and demonstrate the trade-offs required to transition to a lower-emissions economy.
This discussion paper argues that requiring Australia’s agricultural sector to reduce emissions by at least 26% by 2030 would impose significant costs and reduced production for the industry.