Paris Agreement

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Paris agreement on climate change
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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.
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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.
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

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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
Report

Boosting voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand

This paper proposes an innovative two-track system aimed at scaling up voluntary climate action to help Aotearoa New Zealand meet its Paris Agreement targets – or mitigate beyond the targets.
Discussion paper

Framework for a national strategy on climate change, health and well-being for Australia

This framework for a national strategy provides a roadmap to support the Commonwealth Government in taking a leadership role in protecting the health and well-being of Australian communities from climate change, and in fulfilling its international obligations under the Paris Agreement.
Working paper

Building an ambitious and robust U.S. climate target

The opportunity is now at hand for the United States to build a new, comprehensive and ambitious national climate policy strategy for the nation to re-engage with the international community to address climate globally. This paper sets forth a set of recommended features of a...
Technical report

Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from bushfires in Australia’s temperate forests: focus on 2019-20

This technical update provides information on how net greenhouse gas emissions from bushfires affecting Australia’s temperate forests are estimated and reported to meet Australia's international commitments. It focusses on the 2019-20 bushfire season in Australia.
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Net zero momentum tracker: superannuation sector - September 2020

This report highlights the actions of 20 Australian superannuation organisations, and the commitments they have made to address emissions funded through their investments.
Guide

Growth through transformation: an investment vision guide for climate and development

As countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to unlock investment is even more acute. This guide presents a theoretical framework to complement efforts by countries to implement the long-term strategies developed under the Paris Agreement.
Working paper

Designing and communicating net-zero targets

This paper is a resource for countries that are considering, designing and communicating net-zero targets. It summarises how countries have designed net-zero targets to date, and discusses the pros and cons of different design choices.
Report

Strengthening resilience: acting on climate change and health

The impact of climate change and health will eventuate over the next few decades and it is critical that the right people are brought together to plan and address it. This report outlines some options for policy-makers.
Report

Atmospheric carbon drawdown – a global imperative

Carbon sequestration is the general term used for the capture and long-term storage of carbon dioxide. This paper argues that a varied and tailored approach is likely to produce the most productive and the most resilient overall solution.
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.