Carbon dioxide mitigation

Briefing paper

7 Mar 2019
2

Carbon farming, or the provision of CO2 credits, represents an opportunity for Māori landowners to receive carbon credits from reforestation or afforestation. This study explores the nature of the decision-making processes around choosing to go into carbon farming, strengths and weaknesses of the current agreements,...

Commentary

25 Feb 2019
13

The Australian government’s climate “canter” relies on a sleight of hand that dates back to the 1997 climate talks in Japan.

Journal article

25 Feb 2019
10

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels and industry increased by 2.2% per year on average between 2005 and 2015. Global emissions need to peak and decline rapidly to limit climate change to well below 2 °C of warming, which is one of...

Journal article

8 Feb 2019
5

In order to fight against the climate change, China has set a series of emission reduction policies for super-emitting sectors. The cement industry is the major source of process-related emissions, and more attention should be paid to this industry. This study calculates the process-related, direct...

Journal article

6 Dec 2018
7

The scientific evidence for global warming is overwhelming. Health organisations, as large carbon polluters, are at significant ‘carbon risk’ and must act to reduce their carbon emissions.

Journal article

6 Dec 2018
12

Dr Colin Tukuitonga speaks about how climate change is affecting the health of people living in Pacifc Island countries and the relevance of Australia’s climate change policy responses to these neighbouring countries.

Guide

3 Dec 2018
22

This guide explains Australia’s climate safeguard mechanism, which is an important component of Australian’s central climate change policy, the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Discussion paper

19 Nov 2018
11

This paper argues that the floundering of carbon capture and storage (CCS) over the past decade means that we cannot rely on it to reduce emissions from electricity generation. That sector should be decarbonised through uptake of renewable energy, closure of fossil fuel power plants...

Report

A global assessment of where and how to conserve nature for biodiversity and human wellbeing
13 Nov 2018
6

This century will be remembered as the urban century. Our generation will witness the most significant urban growth in human history. By 2050, there will be 2.4 billion more people in cities, a rate of urban growth that is equivalent to building a city with...

Discussion paper

5 Nov 2018
11

This consultation seeks views from the public and interested parties on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international treaty for the prevention of air emissions from ships.

Journal article

31 Oct 2018
6

This study introduces a framework for synthesizing building and transport energy consumption data with the Local Climate Zones (LCZs) classification system. Drawing on preliminary results, we explain how this approach can provide opportunities for standardizing urban carbon accounting.

Discussion paper

31 Oct 2018
10

The fracking inquiry that reported earlier this year recommended that unconventional gas extraction should only be permitted if the all 135 recommendations are accepted and implemented. All recommendations were accepted by the NT government when it lifted the gas moratorium.

Report

18 Sep 2018
13

Indonesia is an overlooked contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions. Land use changes, peat fires and deforestation are the largest sources of greenhouse gases in the country. Over the next decade, however, its energy policies could see the main source of emissions shift to the...

Report

18 Sep 2018
3

Greening our buildings is at the heart of our ght against climate change. Greener, more energy efficient buildings can also help to reduce the exposure to risk for property owners and the banks that nance them. Energy efficient mortgages can therefore be a powerful tool...

Report

13 Sep 2018
184

This report marks the beginning of a new flagship project for the Climate Council aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution levels from the transport sector - Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution.

Report

12 Sep 2018
199

This report celebrates the heroes of Australia’s low-carbon economy, telling the stories of the renewables sector, the businesses, communities, and individuals who are taking matters into their own hands, creating opportunities and building a sustainable energy future.

Article

10 Sep 2018
9

The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Read the full article at Fast Company

Report

Individual actors, collective initiatives and their impact on global greenhouse gas emissions
5 Sep 2018
24

Since the Paris Climate Agreement solidified an “all hands on deck” approach to climate change, cities, regions and businesses have become key contributors to mitigation, adaptation and finance efforts. These actors are pledging a range of actions, from directly reducing their own greenhouse gas emissions...

Report

4 Sep 2018
30

This inquiry concluded that New Zealand can indeed make the transition to a low-emissions economy. But there will be tough challenges along the way. It will require consistent and concerted effort across government, business, households and communities – up to and beyond 2050.

Journal article

31 Aug 2018
5

The nearly zero-energy concept aims to achieve a significant reduction of energy consumption in the buildings’ sector, while promoting the renewable energy dissemination. In order to move beyond the individual building boundary and to consider the urban context influence, this article presents a critical review...

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