Emission reduction

Carbon abatement
Emissions reduction

Australia's 2030 emissions: states lead the way

In December 2020, the Morrison Government projected Australia’s emissions would reach roughly 22% below 2005 levels by 2030 which falls short of its 26-28% Paris Agreement target. It is anticipated that the federal government will soon announce an increase in projected emissions reductions for 2030...

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...

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.
Policy report

Net zero: how government can meet its climate change target

In June 2019, the UK government committed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This report examines the current government’s approach to tackling, and preparing for, climate change – as well as the approaches of previous governments and other countries.
Policy report

Net zero and the tax system

This report draws on earlier Institute for Government work on delivering net zero and on reforming the way in which the United Kingdom makes tax policy. It argues that the Chancellor needs to address the role tax policy will play in supporting the transition to...

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...

Markets are moving: the economic costs of Australia's climate inaction

This report looks at the economic impact that carbon border tariffs could have on Australia’s economy if appropriate measures are not taken to act on climate change now, in line with other key trading allies.

State and territory climate action: leading policies and programs in Australia

This report is an early outcome of ongoing ClimateWorks analysis of state and territory policies and actions geared toward achieving net zero emissions. This work is benchmarked against extensive ClimateWorks research into possible net zero pathways for Australia that are aligned to the goals of...

Māori economy emissions profile

This report shows how the Maori economy is overrepresented in the New Zealand emissions profile. It outlines the risks and opportunities that the Maori economy faces in the transition to a low emissions economy.
Discussion paper

Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future: emissions reduction plan discussion document

New Zealand's first emissions reduction plan will be published in May 2022. This document is intended to encourage a discussion about what could be included in the final plan.