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This briefing paper compares what the Australian government is doing on climate change with the countries most relevant and important to Australia: allies and trading partners.
The paper looks at China, the UK, South Korea, and the US. Examining what...
Major projects are a vital source of Australia’s future prosperity. They lift national income, create employment opportunities, raise productivity and generate revenue for governments. However, they can also have negative impacts on community amenity, the environment, public health and our heritage assets. Australian governments regulate...
This report outlines the United Kingdom's policy and action-based responses to changing climates.
This document contains information on the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, including the Great Barrier Reef, for discussion by the World Heritage Committee at their meeting in June-July 2012.
The World Heritage Committee is requested to review the...
Notwithstanding the seeming ever-fluctuating public concern levels with respect to the threat and impacts of ‘climate change’ around the world, there exists a more consistent and coherent evidence base suggesting that public concern about climate change remains quite high, both in Australia and...
The Productivity Commission's research report on Carbon Emission Policies in Key Economies has been released by the Government. It indicates responses key economies are taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report is a culmination of a six month study commissioned by the Government to...
This paper focuses on the domestic energy policies of industrialised states and, in particular, those states which have been at the forefront in applying neo-liberal policies to the reform and restructuring of their energy supply industries.
It examines the interactions between the neo-liberal and...
Technology innovation is the key to reducing carbon emissions cheaply, according to this report based on the experience of six pollution pricing schemes in Australia and overseas.
In each case, costs to reduce pollution, and actual prices, were much lower than governments and their...
This paper argues that an emissions trading scheme has many drawbacks and needs to be carefully designed to meet its goals.
Economists and energy experts agree that a “price on carbon” is the most effective way to remove excessive fossil carbon from our energy...
The OECD Green Growth Strategy will identify the key barriers that governments need to overcome in order to achieve strong green growth. It will develop practical policy tools for securing the shift to a greener economy. It will seek to be useful and accessible to...