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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report outlines how Australia can move equitably towards zero carbon emissions by overcoming socio-economic, location, scale and technology challenges.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...