Decarbonisation

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Strategy

Achieving a net zero economy

The Business Council of Australia supports achieving a net zero emissions economy by 2050. This paper sets out a proposed transition pathway and a set of policy recommendations to enhance coordination across governments, regulators, industry and the community to deliver economic dividends for all Australians.
Discussion paper

Powering the next boom: priorities for energy reform in the coming decade

This consultation paper is the first under Blueprint Institute’s new energy policy initiative. It sets out the decarbonisation challenge Australia faces in the decades ahead, and how we might confront it.
Discussion paper

From the ground up: a blueprint for economic diversification in regional Australia

This paper argues that the Australian government has a responsibility to ensure the cost of decarbonisation does not fall disproportionately on the shoulders of regional Australians, because when regional Australia does well, all Australians do well.
Report

Powering the just transition

This report gives an overview of the challenge of ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon economy in Yorkshire and the Humber regions of the United Kingdom.
Report

London: a just transition city

This report, the result of a unique project between IPPR and London Citizens, sets out the results of an extensive listening campaign on the priorities for the next Mayor of London. It charts how action on the climate crisis could help the capital to ‘build...
Report

Net-zero challenge: the supply chain opportunity

This report showcases the opportunity that all companies have for huge climate impact through action to decarbonize global supply chains.
Report

The challenge of decarbonizing heavy transport

The transportation sector is responsible for about one-quarter of global GHG emissions and emissions are growing, even in the developed world where other emissions are generally flat. The challenge of decarbonising this sector is global, but this paper focuses on policy options in the United...
Policy report

Fighting the elephant in the room: the Democratic race and climate politics

This report examines how the leading Democratic presidential candidates are positioning themselves on key issues in the climate debate, and discusses implications for Australia and other nations' approaches to decarbonisation and the environment.
Working paper

Accelerating building decarbonization: eight attainable policy pathways to net zero carbon buildings for all

This paper responds to the global discourse around the need to decarbonize the world’s building stock by 2050 in order to meet global climate goals. It aims to provide clear, feasible policy pathways by which developing countries can achieve net ZCBs in their cities.
Report

A just transition: realising the opportunities of decarbonisation in the north of England

This report argues that, with a well-managed 'just transition', the north of England has the potential to become the new heartland for a low-carbon energy economy.
Briefing paper

Efficiency First: A new paradigm for the European Energy System

In February 2015 the principle of ‘Efficiency First’ (E1st) was formally endorsed by the European Commission within the framework of the Energy Union.
Discussion paper

Smart Buildings in a Decarbonised Energy System

Buildings can balance the grid through proactive energy demand management and can play a leading role in transforming the EU energy market, shifting from centralised, fossil-fuel-based systems towards a decentralised, renewable, interconnected and variable system. Many actors agree that buildings have a role in shaping...
Guide

Horizon to horizon: a Pacific Island country guide to creating long term climate resilience, net zero emissions development and a sustainable future

In addition to their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Paris Agreement invited countries to submit long term low GHG emissions development strategies (LT-LEDS) by 2020. These strategies will provide countries with the opportunity to address three pressing and interrelated policy areas; ambitious GHG mitigation, adaptation...
Technical report

Pathways to deep decarbonization in 2050

This report is part of the global Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), which aims to understand and show how countries can transition to a very low carbon economy.