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Given the urgency and the magnitude of emission cuts required to arrest the global temperature rise at an acceptable level (like 2 degrees Celsius), it is imperative that action to mitigate climate change is taken at the lowest cost.
This can be done if...
This paper analyses possible sources of finance in Australia for climate change aid.
Developed countries have pledged to mobilise $100 billion per year by 2020 for climate change action in developing countries. Progress on financing is necessary to ensure broader progress on climate change...
This paper examines an innovative proposal in the form of mortgage contingent loans which could minimise government involvement in protecting beachfront property, and therefore the risk to taxpayers.
Climate projections suggest increased inundation and erosion of beachfront property on the east coast of Australia...
This paper analyses the impact of international carbon control measures – and the absence of such measures – on Australian carbon pricing policies at both a theoretical and empirical level.
While theory and interest group advocacy suggest a potential case for destination accounting of...
This paper reviews Indonesia’s implementation of green fiscal policies and discusses recent Indonesian fiscal policy responses to its commitment to reduce its emissions by 2020.
In common with other archipelagic countries, Indonesia is vulnerable to such impacts of climate change as prolonged droughts, increased...
This paper traces the changes in economic thinking concerning the case for action on climate change, through an analysis of the work of three eminent economists: William Nordhaus, Nicholas Stern and Ross Garnaut.
This paper traces the changes in economic thinking concerning the case...
To achieve 'green growth' a dramatic shift in the governance of business is required and understanding the complex risk equation that lies at the heart of green growth is essential to bringing about such change.
To achieve ‘green growth’ a dramatic shift in the...
International efforts to provide global public goods often face the challenges of coordinating national contributions and distributing costs equitably in the face of uncertainty, inequality, and free-riding incentives.
In an experimental setting, we distribute endowments unequally among a group of people who can reach...
This paper identifies principles for carbon pricing that could attract a broad based and durable societal consensus in Australia.
It applies these principles to a phased carbon pricing architecture as put forward by Australia’s Multi-‐Party Committee on Climate Change, namely a government determined (fixed)...
This working paper described what ‘adapting’ to climate change means by clarifying commonly used terminology and how these different concepts are used in policy development in Australia, and other parts of the world.).