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This resource discusses the history of the New Zealand government policy-making process in relation to the Emissions Trading Scheme.
Emissions trading can be a powerful tool for helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ETS transforms a regulatory limit on emissions into an emissions...
Australia has begun to address climate change. The Commonwealth Government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26–28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. But we do not have a comprehensive, credible domestic policy framework to achieve this target. We...
Emissions grew 1.3 per cent over FY15 – the first increase in fiscal year emissions since 2005-06, ten years ago, when Australian emissions reached their historic peak, according to this report.
Summary The government’s latest emissions projections were released in late December, along...
As the world begins negotiations at the Paris international climate negotiations next week, the majority of adult Australians (62%) say the Government should be prepared to make stronger commitments on emissions reductions in the interests of reaching a global agreement, according to...
This paper presents a record of Australian climate change policies. Key international developments are also included to provide global context.
Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment...
Economist William Nordhaus has come up with a new approach to reducing carbon emissions, writes Michael Gill . And Australia could benefit more than we expect
It wasn’t so long ago that communities ignored many of the threats we now respond to without...
Outlines why progression should be interpreted as increased ambition not just in terms of absolute emission reductions, but also in the rate of emission reductions. In other words, countries’ targets should not just increase the amount of emissions reduced, but the speed at which this...
This submission focuses on Australia’s international undertakings under the United Nation’s Framework on Climate Change and the implications for future targets.
The Climate Institutes' submission to the Climate Change Authority’s Special Review on Australia’s future emissions reductions targets.
This paper argues that Australia should restate its commitment to participate in a new post-2020 framework that is consistent with the national interest of avoiding 2C of global warming.
In Lima Climate Summit: Striding or Shuffling to Paris? The Climate Institute...
Overview: All major political parties in Australia recognise that the nation needs strong and effective climate change policies to reduce emissions. There is also bipartisan support for the globally agreed goal to limit global temperature increases to less than 2oC above pre-industrial levels. For...