Climate change mitigation



Report

Climate change: concern, behaviour and the six Australias

The results from this study have been analysed across three different categories: climate change audience segments, civic behaviours and private behaviours. These themes have been further segmented to discuss the implications of age and gender on environmental behaviours.
Working paper

Public investment must be paired with regulation to stop climate change

Climate policy has entered a new era, as public investment increasingly moves to centre stage. While essential for decarbonisation, public investment is not enough—the carrots of investment need to go hand in hand with regulatory sticks. This paper advances our understanding of how to tie...
Report

Lost time and damaged reputations: what Australia must do to go from blocker to leader on loss and damage

The author of this report argues that if the Albanese Government is sincere in its intention to show climate leadership on the world stage, and to be a 'different' Australian government to the Pacific, then it must deliver on a range of climate policies and...
Report

Global AI cooperation on the ground: AI research and development on a global scale

This paper recommends that Forum for Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) governments, stakeholders and other likeminded entities prioritise cooperative research and development efforts on deployment of artificial intelligence as a tool for climate change monitoring and management and accelerating development and adoption of privacy enhancing...
Report

G'day COP27: Australia's global climate reset

Australia will once again be in the spotlight at this year’s United Nations COP27 climate talks in Egypt. It presents the Albanese Government with an opportunity not only to demonstrate that Australia is back at the negotiating table, but that we’re willing and able to...
Report

Climate of the nation 2022

The Australia Institute’s annual 'Climate of the nation' report provides a comprehensive account of changing Australian beliefs and attitudes towards climate change, including its causes, impacts and solutions. For the first time, this year's report includes a chapter on Australians’ views on transport solutions, including...
Briefing paper

Climate finance short-changed: the real value of the $100 billion commitment in 2019–2020

Developed countries are failing to meet the $100 billion climate finance goal – the deadline for a promise made 13 years ago. This brief sets out recommendations for action at COP27 and beyond to rectify this issue, restore trust in climate finance, and stop the...
Report

Making the transition happen: investment policy for a net zero emissions economy

This document articulates the public policy priorities that investors seek so they can deploy capital into the opportunities and solutions to climate change. It is based on extensive input from the IGCC’s membership, industry peak bodies and a wider set of stakeholders.
Report

Falling short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world

This report calls on the Australia government to increase its ambition on climate finance, emphasising progressive climate action as vital if Australia is to fulfil its duty as a wealthy country and major polluter. This includes supporting a Pacific Islands proposal for a standalone finance...
Report

Power up: ten climate gamechangers

Australia is already suffering significant losses from climate change. The authors of this report argue that accelerating the nation's energy transition will increase energy security and affordability, boost productivity, and ensure we get on a trajectory of steep emissions reductions.
Policy

EPA climate change policy: draft for consultation

This draft policy document has been prepared to send a signal to regulated industries that the NSW EPA will be working with them to support and drive cost-effective decarbonisation, while implementing adaptation initiatives that build resilience to climate change risks.
Briefing paper

Policy options for decarbonising transportation in APEC

Vehicle electrification is the most effective and efficient solution to decarbonise transport and could have quick and measurable impacts on reducing GHG emissions and addressing climate change. This policy brief discusses five practical and proven policy options for vehicle electrification.
Draft report

Climate change action plan 2022–25: draft for consultation

The NSW EPA is taking action to protect the environment and community from the impacts of climate change, and will work with industry, experts and the community. This draft plan has been released for public comment.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Barnaby Joyce says Labor has changed the law on fuel emissions standards. Is that correct?

Barnaby Joyce says Labor has changed the law on fuel emissions standards. Verdict: Mr Joyce has jumped the gun.
Strategy

Aotearoa New Zealand international climate finance strategy

The New Zealand government has released this strategy in an effort to drive investment in climate action in the Pacific, and outlines how decisions will be made for spending the record $1.3 billion commitment for mitigation and adaptation.
Report

Green tape and environmental activism: an analysis of Labor's climate legislation

The author of this report argues that the Albanese Government's Climate Change Bill 2022 will, if passed, allow the executive government to bypass the parliament to unilaterally increase Australia’s legislated greenhouse gas emissions target.
Report

The social and economic costs of environmental legal activism

This report has been prepared to argue that the Albanese Government’s proposed Climate Change Bill 2022 will expand the scope for green activists to challenge approvals for critical resource projects. It also outlines the potential economic consequences of such actions.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper for the Climate and Recovery Initiative ninth roundtable

This paper highlights areas of policy that will be relevant for addressing current and persistent challenges related to energy markets, climate change, economic policy and inflation.
Strategy

Adapt and thrive: building a climate-resilient New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand’s first national adaptation plan contains strategies, policies and actions that will help New Zealanders adapt to the changing climate and its effects – to reduce the potential harm of climate change, as well as seize the opportunities that arise.
Report

A rising tide: strengthening public permission for climate action

This paper aims to provide direction for campaigners looking to inoculate voters from the culture war division on climate change, and to build and sustain further public support for climate action.