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This survey data finds broad support for universities investing ethically, and for the idea that universities should avoid fossil fuel investments.
This report begins by outlining the fast growing campus divestment movement, globally and in Australia, and explores the debate about...
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...
For several decades, the alternative commercial and economic uses and management of Australia’s native forests have generated considerable debate. In the past five years, this debate has sharpened as the native forest sector has contracted in response to increased competition in international...
This paper argues that before Australia jumps into the golden age of gas as a way of combating climate change, it is essential to have a good understanding of the effect that this will have on emissions, which requires measuring the fugitive emissions that occur...
The federal government gives just over $4 billion in direct subsidies to mining companies each year, mainly in the form of cheap fuel and tax breaks for building roads and railways, this policy brief reveals.
This is at a time when the industry is...
Government subsidies for residential solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are ineffective, costly and unfair, argues this research paper.
The research, by Andrew Macintosh, Associate Director of the ANU Centre for Climate Law and Policy, and Deb Wilkinson, evaluated the outcomes from the Australian Government's...
What are green jobs? What policies can create green jobs? And is the term ‘green jobs’ meaningful in itself or is it just a politically attractive phrase? This paper seeks to answer these questions.
Despite a great deal of enthusiasm about green jobs, there...
Climate change will bring significant challenges to the island nations of the Pacific. This paper examines Australia's attitudes to climate change in the region under the two most recent federal governments.
The Howard Government's engagement with the region profoundly influenced understandings of Australia's role...
This report investigates how coastal shipping compares to the other major freight transport modes in terms of energy and emission intensity. It further considers the extent to which increasing shipping’s share of the domestic freight task could reduce Australia’s emissions.
The devastation caused by the 2002-03 fire season precipitated state and federal inquiries. While each inquiry assessed bushfire mitigation strategies, the impacts on the environment and the resources available to fire services, for the first time all the inquiries raised concern about the impact climate...