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Paris Agreement

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Paris agreement on climate change
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Discussion paper

Safeguard Mechanism reforms: consultation paper

This paper seeks feedback on proposed changes to the Safeguard Mechanism to deliver emissions reductions consistent with Australia’s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, and strengthen Australia’s competitiveness in a decarbonising global economy.
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.
Briefing paper

Climate law and public policy innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals: accelerating pre-CoP27 Paris Agreement compliance

The science is clear. Human activities, particularly rising emissions levels due to fossil fuel combustion and other embedded high carbon intensity economic systems, are causing dangerous consequences. This paper argues that institutes of all kinds must play a critical role in scaling up contributions to...
Report

Regional insights into low-carbon hydrogen scale up

This paper argues that by 2040, low-carbon hydrogen could play a significant role in energy systems and energy transitions across the world. In the context of energy transition, it serves to support countries’ efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, whilst contributing to the diversity...
Policy report

An Australian Climate Accord: a new way forward for climate crisis governance?

In this policy brief, the authors outline the current federal climate crisis and its international context. They discuss Australia's current ability and strategy for meeting the current targets, demonstrating that current means are inadequate.
Report

Aotearoa New Zealand climate change projections guidance: interpreting the latest IPCC WG1 report findings

This report distils and interprets information relevant to Aotearoa New Zealand from the Working Group 1 (WG1) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) titled ‘The Physical Science Basis’, published in August 2021.
Report

Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects

While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Guide

A guide to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: 2022 update

This guide provides a user-friendly description of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme's current design features, their rationale, and how they have evolved over time. The guide also includes a series of figures illustrating trends in key data over time.
Discussion paper

Review of international offsets: consultation paper

The Climate Change Authority has commenced public consultation on its review of the assessment principles for international offsets. This consultation paper gives interested parties the opportunity to provide their views on the criteria for accepting offsets for use in Climate Active and Australia’s Indo-Pacific Carbon...
Report

Facts over fiction: debunking gas industry spin

For decades, the Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has claimed that gas is clean, affordable and compatible with global decarbonisation goals. This report has been prepared to rebut the LNG industry’s claims with reputable data, analysis and insights.
Report

Crunch time: how climate action in the 2020s will define Australia

This report unpacks the key takeaways for Australia from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, in particular the urgent need for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world.
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.
Report

Trade and investment trends in a decarbonising world

This report examines the global reorientation in trade and investment that is underway in the transition to net zero emissions, and considers what these trends mean for Australia.
Briefing paper

What is Australia bringing to COP26?

This briefing argues that the Australian government will face growing pressure at the COP26 conference to not just increase its 2030 target, but act in good faith on other key negotiating priorities like markets, finance and adaptation.
Report

Building a net-zero future: Australian businesses taking science-based climate action

Throughout this report, the authors provide examples of how Australian businesses have developed a business case for adopting and implementing the science-based targets for net zero emissions.
Report

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...
Report

The production gap

This report tracks the discrepancy between governments’ planned fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C. The report represents a collaboration of several research and academic institutions, including input from more than 40 experts.
Report

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...
Report

Paris plus: from cost to competitive advantage

This paper outlines the Climate Change Authority's strategic framework and priorities for work to ensure Australia can set increasingly ambitious emissions reduction goals that address all sectors of the economy and policies backed by a strong evidence base.
Report

Net zero momentum tracker: energy sector - May 2021

This report argues that Australia’s energy sector must accelerate its pace of decarbonisation if Australia is to reach net-zero emissions, in line with the global climate goals.