Climate change mitigation

Report

A frequent flyer levy

The authors of this document consider the policy options available to the UK government to reduce aviation travel and to ensure carbon reduction targets can be achieved.
Report

Accelerating the electric vehicle revolution: why the UK needs a ZEV mandate

This document explains why accelerating the switch to battery electric vehicles with a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) mandate is crucial to cut emissions, save consumers money, and futureproof UK industries and jobs.
Policy report

Building a green recovery

The UK government has committed to securing a 'green recovery' from COVID-19. But the package of policies it has announced so far has been modest compared with other countries, while some of the policies it has announced have been poorly designed and implemented. This report...
Briefing paper

Brexit and UK climate leadership: the emerging opportunities and challenges

This report from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 
Report

Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa

This report outlines the Climate Change Commission's first advice to government on climate action in Aotearoa. The advice in this report details the paths Aotearoa can take to meet its climate targets.
Report

Why the Scarborough LNG development cannot proceed

Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough to Pluto LNG project is the most polluting fossil fuel project currently proposed in Australia. This report details the impacts of the project and examines Woodside’s management of climate change risks.
Report

Net zero by 2050: a roadmap for the global energy sector

The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. This report assesses the policy requirements, the deployment and innovation needs, the necessary investments, the economic benefits and the wider implications for the world.
Report

Global methane assessment: benefits and costs of mitigating methane emissions

The assessment highlights the critical role that cutting methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, plays in slowing the rate of global warming.
Report

Renewables in cities: 2021 global status report

This report provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.
Report

Aim high, go fast: why emissions need to plummet this decade

For decades, climate scientists have issued dire warnings about what is at stake and what is required to curb global warming. Yet global temperatures continue to rise, along with damage caused by extreme weather events. This report is the Climate Council’s science-backed vision for what...