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This report assesses existing research to address the question of whether unconventional gas should be endorsed as a major future energy source, based on its impacts on human health and the climate.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Australia needs to change...
The Climate Change and Risk Management: The Role of the Financial Services Sector Think Tank held on 5 December 2012 brought together members representing the financial sector, government and policy makers, climate scientists and academics to discuss the role the financial sector can play in...
This report argues that investments in Australian coal resources rest on a speculative bubble that ignore their impact on global carbon budgets and their exposure to rapid devaluation.
The 51 gigatonnes of carbon pollution (GtCO2) in Australian coal reserves that companies already have on...
The objectives of this project are to examine the adaptive capacity of existing institutional arrangements in the National Electricity Market to existing and predicted climate change conditions. Specifically the project aims to:
1. identify climate change adaptation issues in the NEM;
This report argues that Australia's 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target has delivered $18.5 billion in investment, with the potential for $18.7 billion more if the policy is retained in its current form.
A target mandating the purchase of new renewable energy generation by...
In 2008 the International Energy Agency ('IEA') called for an 'energy revolution', involving radical action by governments at national and local levels, and through participation in co-ordinated international mechanisms. As the IEA (2008, 37) put it:
"The world’s energy system is at a crossroads....
This project aims to better understand the housing sector labour market and will answer the question: What are the principle constraints faced by the housing sector labour force in meeting the challenge of increasing housing supply? The research will assist in establishing greater certainty in...
Governments at all levels need to be aware of the potential future costs of climate change. This supplement to Climate Change Risks to Australia's Coasts (0) was released In June 2011
Climate Change Risks to Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure (0) presents...
The land sector - including agriculture and forestry - accounts for around 23 per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, making it imperative to craft climate change mitigation policies tailored to landholder.
Other key points include:The Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI)...