Carbon pricing

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Carbon tax
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Towards net zero: practical policies to reduce transport emissions

The transport sector is responsible for nearly 20 per cent of Australia’s emissions, and more than 60 per cent of transport emissions are from light vehicles. This report argues that the best policy response would be for the Australian government to introduce an economy-wide emissions...
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...
Discussion paper

Carbon Border Adjustments: what are they and how will they impact Australia?

All G7 members have sharpened their climate and trade policies to consider the use of carbon border adjustments. This paper argues that Australia should lean in, rather than push back, on the development of such a proposal while taking advantage of the opportunities in existing...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull said 70 per cent of our trade is with nations committed to net-zero emissions. Is that correct?

Arguing that Australia may soon face carbon border taxes from its trade partners, former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull claimed that more than 70 per cent of the nation's trade was with countries committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Verdict: their claim...
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.
Report

Decarbonising is easy

The authors of this report, argue that the European Central Bank (ECB), should adopt low-carbon strategies. They suggest two such strategies in which carbon-intensive bonds are replaced with more climate-friendly bonds. These strategies would significantly reduce the climate footprint of the ECB corporate Quantitative Easing...
Working paper

Decision trees: forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme post-2020

In June 2020, the New Zealand Government passed the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (ETR Act) to reform the architecture of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). As a result of the ETR Act, from 1 January 2023, post-1989...
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.
Working paper

Carbon pricing efficacy: cross-country evidence

In this paper, the authors use a longitudinal dataset for 142 countries to estimate the contribution of carbon pricing to reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They employ econometric techniques that control for other relevant factors, including other policies such as feed-in tariffs and renewable portfolio...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will abolishing the carbon tax reduce power bills?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims electricity and gas prices will drop by 9 per cent and 7 per cent once the carbon tax is abolished.