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This policy brief explains the main outcomes of the latest UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
The talks produced significant progress and have important implications for Australia’s domestic climate change policies as we enter 2012 and head towards a legally binding agreement by...
This policy brief places the upcoming climate change negotiations in Durban in their historical and domestic policy context, provides an overview of the key political decision that will confront Ministers, outlines scenarios illustrating success and failure, and defines Australia's role internationally.
With the recent...
This paper proposes five key tests to assess the Government, independents and Green’s carbon pollution policy package.
These tests relate to:Pollution Reduction Transforming Australia's pollution dependent economy into a competitive, clean energy economy Helping global climate action Independent governance Assistance to households...
This paper focuses on pollution pricing mechanisms and an approach to setting scheme caps and targets, and proposes moving to cap and trade system within three years.
It comes on the back of recent proposals from Professor Garnaut, comments from the Coalition on robust...
The land sector - including agriculture and forestry - accounts for around 23 per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, making it imperative to craft climate change mitigation policies tailored to landholder.
Other key points include:The Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI)...
Cost of living pressures are front of mind for many Australians, particularly due to rising electricity prices. The following policy brief highlights and discusses the key factors behind rising electricity costs in Australia.
How the transition to a modern, clean energy power sector will...
Extreme weather events brought about by climate change can have severe effects on the mental health of victims.
Climate change is here, now. While it is often difficult to draw a clear line between a particular weather event and long-term climate change, there is...