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The more we find out about the effects of climate change, the greater the insights we gather into how we can to become a resilient, innovative, and safe Australia, that is prospering in a zero carbon global economy. Achieving this will not be easy. But...
The draft report on Australia’s climate policy options is the second part of the Authority’s Special Review, as requested by the Minister for the Environment. The Authority will look at the full range of policies, including the various types of emissions trading schemes.
In this report, the Committee on Climate Change recommends a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050.
Key Facts:Electricity emissions contribute a third of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit requires that coal fired electricity be phased out by around 2030 in developed countries including Australia. Coal accounts for 62% of electricity generation in Australia, helping...
Assessing resilient urban systems examines some key findings arising from research on the resilience and adaptive capacity of energy and water infrastructure systems in two Melbourne housing developments – one in the city’s outer north and the other in a rapidly gentrifying inner suburb....
Addressing New Zealand’s energy challenges will necessitate more proactive and inclusive policy co-ordination by government and regulatory authorities than that practiced since the late 1980’s.
The number of big businesses already moving towards 100% renewables and emissions reduction targets directly contradict Business Council of Australia claims that a 45% target would be “economy wrecking”, according to this research from The Australia Institute.
Daniel M. Kammen examines the pace of scientific change, the problem of sustained innovation and deployment, and the tremendous array of benefits that could be realized by making climate protection the priority it must become. Most remarkable, perhaps, is the range of benefits—in...
This book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions.
This report features articles from policymakers around the world that provide insights into the approaches to Emissions Trading System/Scheme design currently being implemented.