Decarbonisation

NARROWER TERMS


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...
Policy

EPA climate change policy: draft for consultation

This draft policy document has been prepared to send a signal to regulated industries that the NSW EPA will be working with them to support and drive cost-effective decarbonisation, while implementing adaptation initiatives that build resilience to climate change risks.
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.
Briefing paper

Decarbonising clinical care in Australia

This brief highlights the current gaps in understanding of the healthcare sector’s contribution to Australia’s carbon footprint. It focuses on the environmental impact of the delivery of care as the major source of emissions which is not reflected in emissions reductions policies.
Report

Decarbonising construction: putting carbon in the business case

This report asserts that an embedded (or embodied) carbon ‘base case’ should be included in all business cases for infrastructure projects and programs in Australia over $100 million in capital cost.
Strategy

Aotearoa New Zealand international climate finance strategy

The New Zealand government has released this strategy in an effort to drive investment in climate action in the Pacific, and outlines how decisions will be made for spending the record $1.3 billion commitment for mitigation and adaptation.
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.
Strategy

Queensland climate action plan: laying the foundation for a successful climate transformation

Queensland’s current policies cover many of the critical elements of a climate strategy, such as renewable energy and transport. While efforts have accelerated since 2017, the research in this document suggests that progress could be faster.
Report

Net-zero industry tracker: 2022 edition

This first edition of the Net-Zero Industry Tracker report sets the World Economic Forum’s ambition to establish a robust tracking platform that supports the emergence of low-carbon industries by the decade’s end.
Working paper

Green growth and net zero policy in the UK: some conceptual and measurement issues

This paper discusses some of the fundamental issues related to the future growth of productivity under net zero climate change policies. The aim of the paper is to discuss just how challenging it will be for an advanced economy with a net zero target to...
Report

Where next? Uncertainty in transport's path to net zero

To understand the key drivers of the uncertainty on the path to net zero, the authors of this report spoke to a diverse mix of people working across the transport and energy sectors with an interest in reducing emissions from everyday journeys. This briefing is...
Report

The bigger picture: addressing the UK’s hidden carbon footprint

This report highlights that now is the time to consider more ambitious action on consumption emissions in the United Kingdom, ensuring supply chains are more resilient to climate risks, and using the country’s trading power to speed up climate action across the world.
Position paper

Infrastructure in a world moving to net zero

Governments have an obligation to use their position to not only deliver infrastructure and services, but to also drive policy outcomes in support of the nation’s net zero policy goals. This paper highlights some simple first steps that governments around Australia should consider.
Report

Climate for growth: productivity, net zero and the cost of living

Climate change is all bad for the economy, but climate change policies are not. This report classifies 14 areas of green economic policy, including action on energy, buildings and transport, assessing what the direct impact of each will be on productivity.
Briefing paper

A freshwater future: without blue, there is no green economy

While awareness of greater water-related business risks driven by climate change has grown, and the need for water security has gained attention, the topic is often seen in competition for attention and resources with other sustainable development priorities. This white paper shines a spotlight on...
Policy report

Passing the net zero test: how to achieve policy coherence on climate change

Net zero is a huge national mission in the United Kingdom that will require policies from the whole-of-government to pull in the same direction. This report, which draws on a roundtable held in February 2022, explores how that objective might be achieved.
Strategy

FACTS: Framework for an Australian Clean Transport Strategy

This strategy document has been developed by 18 clean transport and energy experts to enable and boost cooperative action across federal, state/territory, and local governments, together with industry, to support the decarbonisation of Australia’s transport sector.
Report

Preparing for take off: speeding up the switch to sustainable aviation fuel

In this report, the authors consider policies related to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including the types of alternative fuel available and the consequences of different levels of uptake. They also provide recommendations on how best to employ them to reduce aviation emissions.
Report

Te Ara Matatika: A fair charge for better cities

Cities that have implemented congestion charging have experienced a range of benefits including up to 30% less traffic, reduced congestion, lower emissions, and revenue from the scheme improving transport options. This report discusses how congestion charging can become an equitable part of a decarbonised transport...