Greenhouse gas mitigation

Draft report

9 Apr 2019
23

This research report shows New Zealand farmers are focused on sustainability and the impacts of climate change. It highlights the change in attitudes among farmers and identifies behavioural trends.

Submission

5 Apr 2019
6

The development of hydrogen energy has been promoted as a lower-emissions alternative to Australian coal and gas exports. However, there is a significant risk that the promise of hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative, for domestic use and export, could backfire. The development of Australia’s hydrogen...

Journal article

4 Mar 2019
8

This paper identifies barriers and incentives to EV adoption in Australia through a survey of pro-environmental motorists, including an experimental component to test information provision influences on attitude change. Results evidence that wide ranging factors influence vehicle choice including EVs.

Report

26 Feb 2019
54

New South Wales creates more greenhouse gas pollution than any other state or territory in Australia, says this report. The state should invest in replacing its coal power stations with renewable energy, which would ensure continuity of electricity supply and create jobs.

Report

Initial report
12 Feb 2019
350

Human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage, potentially eroding the conditions upon which socioeconomic stability is possible. This paper argues that three shifts in understanding across political and policy communities are required: of the scale and pace of environmental breakdown, the implications...

Guide

Incorporating fundable buildings sector Green House Gas (GHG) emission mitigation actions in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
25 Jan 2019
7

The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels under business as usual scenarios due to rapid urbanisation and the doubling of the built...

Guide

26 Sep 2018
15

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...

Report

26 Sep 2018
22

Transport pollution is one of the major drivers of climate change in Australia’s towns and cities. A new Climate Council report has found:

Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution (after electricity) Congestion is a $16 billion dollar handbrake on the...

Report

20 Sep 2018
93

This report argues that international attention on the effects of urbanisation have identified that simple and effective urban transportation systems as essential to successful outcomes, and that transportation systems must be integrated, easily accessible, and feature low-carbon and renewable energy.

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
7

Modelling in this report shows that Australia can tackle energy affordability and reduce carbon emissions at the same time, but Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Industries (EITEs) must be included.

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
201

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.

Report

12 Sep 2018
14

This report presents results from applying a new technique called Contribution Analysis to local community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory data. Contribution Analysis separates out the impact of different drivers of change between multiple inventory years. The drivers looked at include population/ commercial growth, energy usage...

Report

11 Sep 2018
20

This report aims to present a high-level perspective on what would be needed to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and greater offsets, in the agricultural sector. It also identifies gaps in knowledge or other barriers that need to be overcome if agriculture is...

Report

10 Sep 2018
140

This analysis of the latest clean energy data suggests that despite the policy turmoil, renewable energy investment is going to continue to soar in Australia.

Report

30 Aug 2018
18

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.

Commentary

23 Aug 2018
36

We are going to see more and more climate related disasters. We can do better in the way we prepare for and respond to them. We need a broad, complementary set of policy strategies to assist people and give them choices.

Strategy

Pathways to an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia
23 Aug 2018
86

Recently there has been a considerable amount of work undertaken (both globally and domestically) seeking to quantify the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen. The National Hydrogen Roadmap takes that analysis a step further by focusing on how those opportunities can be realised.

Discussion paper

14 Aug 2018
14

The government is proposing improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and is seeking feedback. This consultation document sets out proposals primarily focused on improving the framework of the NZ ETS so that it is a credible and well-functioning scheme that helps...

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