Greenhouse gas mitigation

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Carbon dioxide mitigation
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The Climate Change Innovation Collection is a repository of innovative approaches to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, and has been established to feed for the Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation: climatechangeinnovation.org.
Report

Sharing the load: the potential of e-cargo bikes

In an attempt to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this report explores the potential of e-cargo bikes as an alternative, less polluting vehicle option. The discussion focuses on the attitudes of key van user groups that will need to be engaged, and calls for the...
Report

Not according to plan: exploring gaps in city climate planning and the need for regional action

This report attempts to better understand why cities are failing to meet their targets and what can be learned from the planning practices that are working well. By evaluating the most comprehensive decarbonisation plans across 50 of America's largest cities, the report judges how well...
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.
Report

Meat protein alternatives: opportunities and challenges for food systems’ transformation

Meat alternatives are attracting private investment and interest from the research community as possible solutions to meet the growing global demand for proteins in a sustainable, ethical and healthy way. Investigating the opportunities and challenges associated with three meat alternatives, this report calls for clear...
Report

Climate action teams: international greenhouse gas mitigation

Climate Action Teams (CATs) are an innovative approach under the umbrella of the Paris Agreement allowing such international cooperation while addressing concerns over environmental integrity and ambition levels. This document describes CATs.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: We fact checked Barnaby Joyce on the relative size of fossil fuel exports.

Some Nationals MPs have expressed concern about the impact that cutting emissions to zero in net terms by 2050 would have on Australia's resources industries, particularly coal. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates. Verdict: Mr Joyce's claim doesn't stack up.
Report

All aboard: a plan for fairly decarbonising how people travel

This report outlines a vision for a transport system that is fair to all, works to improve people’s health and wellbeing, and provides a better environment for nature.
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.
Guide

Carbon pricing assessment and decision-making: a guide to adopting a carbon price

Many countries and subnational jurisdictions are considering putting a price on carbon to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve their climate commitments. The objective of this guide is to help policy-makers build the case for carbon pricing and choose an appropriate carbon pricing...
Report

The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world

The report synthesises the observed impacts of climate change on Australia and the risk to our future of the current global trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions. It focuses on the consequences of 3°C of global warming in the absence of greater mitigation strategies for four...
Journal article

Australian voters’ attitudes to climate action and their social-political determinants

This article explores the social-political determinants of climate attitudes, and how they are positioned in relation to voting behaviour, in the context of the 2019 Australian federal election.
Report

Clean resilient states: the role of U.S. states in addressing climate action

U.S. states have always played an important role in setting the nation’s energy and climate policies. This paper discusses how key measures of emissions reductions, clean growth, and energy resilience may shape perceptions about state performance in addressing climate change imperatives.
Report

Analysis of global responses to climate change: opportunities for Australian agricultural producers

The research outlined in this paper finds that Australia’s farmers are well placed to benefit from global market changes as countries and businesses around the world act on and adapt to climate change.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says emissions fell just 1 per cent under the Coalition, compared with 15 per cent under Labor.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claimed that emissions have fallen by just one per cent under the Coalition Government compared with 15 per cent when Labor was in power. Verdict: Mr Albanese's claim is close to the mark.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Adam Bandt says gas is just as dirty as coal. Is he correct?

Scott Morrison's plan for a gas-led economic recovery has brought the Coalition's climate and energy policies back into focus. But the emphasis on natural gas — a fossil fuel mostly made up of methane — has alarmed some scientists and political figures, who say such...
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.
Briefing paper

The carbon pricing mechanism under the Gillard Government

This briefing paper shows that had the Gillard Government’s carbon price remained in place, Australia’s emissions would be 25 million tonnes lower in 2020 and 72 million tonnes lower over the last five years.
Report

Australia: an emissions super-power

This report argues that Australia’s fossil fuel exports have a massive impact on rising global emissions and it’s time to recognise and account for that impact as part of the global climate change crisis and how it’s addressed.
Report

New Zealand’s greenhouse gas inventory

New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual estimate of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions and removals that have occurred in New Zealand since 1990.
Report

Coal comfort

This analysis reveals that while the Australian Government is considering taxpayer support for a new coal power station to be built in Queensland, there are currently no coal power plants under construction anywhere else in Australia or North America, and only one plant being built...
Policy report

Energy policy lighthouses: the little green book

By many measures, the world is still in the early stages of a deep and profound transformation in energy, and industrial and agricultural processes. This community paper focuses on the role of policy in these processes of transformation.
Report

Net zero and beyond: what role for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage?

Policymakers are in danger of sleepwalking into ineffective carbon dioxide removal solutions in the quest to tackle climate change. This paper warns against overreliance on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).