Climate change mitigation


The plan to deliver net zero the Australian way

Australia is setting a target to deliver net zero emissions by 2050. This plan outlines responsible and practical actions towards that goal that are in Australia's national interest.

From Paris to Glasgow: a world on the move

In the lead-up to COP26, there has been a rapid and irreversible shift in the global politics surrounding climate change. As the world's leaders head towards crucial negotiations in Glasgow, this report takes stock of the world’s response to the climate crisis and what Australia...

Fairer futures: financing global climate solutions

This report outlines a detailed roadmap showing how the Australian government can play its part in easing the burden on the world’s poorest communities now facing climate-fuelled disasters.
Policy report

Net zero: how government can meet its climate change target

In June 2019, the UK government committed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This report examines the current government’s approach to tackling, and preparing for, climate change – as well as the approaches of previous governments and other countries.
Policy report

Net zero and the tax system

This report draws on earlier Institute for Government work on delivering net zero and on reforming the way in which the United Kingdom makes tax policy. It argues that the Chancellor needs to address the role tax policy will play in supporting the transition to...

Corporate action for 1.5 degrees: best practice for Australian company net zero commitments

Net zero commitments from companies demonstrate that climate action is on their agenda and that action is underway at that organisation. But, perhaps more importantly, they also normalise the corporate sector contributing to Australia reaching net zero emissions. This report was informed by an updated...

State and territory climate action: leading policies and programs in Australia

This report is an early outcome of ongoing ClimateWorks analysis of state and territory policies and actions geared toward achieving net zero emissions. This work is benchmarked against extensive ClimateWorks research into possible net zero pathways for Australia that are aligned to the goals of...

Māori economy emissions profile

This report shows how the Maori economy is overrepresented in the New Zealand emissions profile. It outlines the risks and opportunities that the Maori economy faces in the transition to a low emissions economy.
Discussion paper

Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future: emissions reduction plan discussion document

New Zealand's first emissions reduction plan will be published in May 2022. This document is intended to encourage a discussion about what could be included in the final plan.
Policy report

The climate consensus

At a decisive point for climate action, this report presents a viable path to meeting the United Kingdom’s 2030 target, with the UK public united in support of a climate policy package that could barely impact on weekly costs for the lowest income households.