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The Climate Change Authority is pleased to release the third and final report of its Special Review into the actions or policies that Australia should take to implement outcomes flowing from the historic Paris climate change agreement.
This report is the culmination of nearly...
Summary: Join Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft with Gold Walkley winner Philip Chubb, author of Power Failure , as they discuss Australian leaders' successes and failures in climate policy – and the strategies they must employ for the future.
The politics of climate...
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...
Every Federal election, The Climate Institute undertakes a qualitative assessment of the climate change policy position of political parties and independents represented in the Parliament. The Institute bases this assessment on our analysis of what is required for Australia to contribute to...
This report argues that Australia’s poor investment in energy efficiency is costing the nation tens of billions of dollars in economic growth.
Energy efficiency is both the single most costeffective way of lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and an essential component of...
This inquiry has concluded. The final report was sent to Government on 20 September 2012 and released on 14 March 2013.
The Productivity Commission invited interested parties to register their interest in an inquiry into regulatory and policy barriers to effective climate change adaptation....
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;
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....
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...
This paper argues that the federal government’s plans to establish a Clean Energy Finance Corporation should be scrapped.
As a commercially oriented company, it competes with private investors. As a company with a public mandate, it nevertheless aims to serve a public policy goal....