Submission to oppose the Federal Register of Legislation on Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021
This submission adds to the authors' multiple previous submissions by providing some critical updates to NT Parliament on research published in the last few years (2019-2022).
Tackling Australia’s coal mine methane problem
This report provides an overview of the policy levers and practices which could lead to a reduction in coal mine methane, and makes recommendations targeted at improving the measurement, reporting, mitigation and, ultimately, avoidance of coal mine methane emissions.
Reducing methane emissions from global gas: policy, markets, and ecosystems
This report outlines recent global, national and sub-national efforts to curtail methane emissions from oil and gas. It analyses how demand for cleaner gas might develop, delving into the drivers for buyers and others in the gas ecosystem. It concludes with policy recommendations and suggested...
Methane, markets and food: how the climate emergency will drive an urgent focus on methane and what this means for the food and agricultural industries
Faced with the threat of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, humanity is looking for options to rapidly reduce the rate of warming. The authors of this paper argue that the most viable approach is to dramatically reduce methane emissions.
Methane: creating a stink for Australia and the climate crisis
The Australian government’s 'gas led recovery' indicates deafness to a clear and present danger for all Australians. This report highlights the extent of Australia's methane problem, how it is set to grow if gas and coal continue to be pursued for domestic use and export...
Global methane assessment: benefits and costs of mitigating methane emissions
The assessment highlights the critical role that cutting methane emissions, including from the fossil fuel industry, plays in slowing the rate of global warming.
A note on New Zealand’s methane emissions from livestock
Modelling was commissioned to provide a better understanding of the contribution of New Zealand’s livestock methane to warming. The commissioner is releasing the results of the modelling to ensure that wider policy discussions are grounded in the underlying science.
Climate change and agriculture: understanding the biological greenhouse gases
In this report the Commissioner examines the issue of agricultural greenhouse gases – methane and nitrous oxide – which together form about half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. This high proportion of emissions coming from agriculture is a major challenge for New Zealand. The...
Agricultural emissions mitigation in New Zealand: answers to questions from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
Farmers change slowly Avoid pain with clear signals Research; replace cows. This paper explores how New Zealand should address agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: methane and nitrous oxide. The starting point is the internationally agreed-upon goal of limiting global warming to below two degrees, and New...