Leading the way to Net Zero Living #1
8 Oct 2018

Recorded on 27th September as part of World Green Building Week #homegreenhome

Following the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 12-14, and the launch of the World Green Building Council's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, hear from leading organisations about the...

Journal article

6 May 2018

This article analyses the implementation of emissions trading systems (ETSs) in eight jurisdictions: the EU, Switzerland, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and California in the US, Québec in Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and pilot schemes in China. The article clarifies what...

Annual Report

2 Apr 2018

Last year brought highs and lows in the global effort to confront climate change. On one hand, we saw an upsurge in international commitment to action, including deals announced at the extraordinary One Planet Summit that marked two years since the signing of the Paris...


7 Mar 2018

The global buildings sector is responsible for 30% of final energy consumption and more than 55% of global electricity demand. Progress towards sustainable buildings is advancing, but improvements are still not keeping up with a growing buildings sector and rising demand for energy services. The...


22 Feb 2018

This report analyses various measures under consideration by the ACT Government to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for the physical impacts of climate change (adaptation). Mitigation measures are assessed against the 2030 emission reduction target range for the ACT-recommended...


12 Dec 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in administering the Low Emission Technologies for Fossil Fuels (LETFF) program.


10 Nov 2017

This Quick Guide gives a brief history of negotiations under the Climate Change Convention, followed by an overview of the Paris Agreement and Australia’s contribution to the Agreement.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

The reduction of the energy consumption and carbon emissions in the building sector is an important target for actions to mitigate the climate changes and different actions are being carried out to promote a transition to a low carbon built environment. However, present standards are...


Report no.1 of 2017-18
10 Jul 2017

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of the Environment and Energy’s arrangements for the preparation and reporting of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions estimates and projections.


20 Jun 2017

Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This book is an update of the 2014 edition.

Delivering the quality of growth...


12 May 2017

Estimation of the demand of an urban precinct, related to Electricity, Transport, Waste and Water (ETWW), is a necessary step toward the delivery of quality living environments where daily activities can be conducted in a sustainable manner. A forecasting model that concurrently links demand in...


20 Mar 2017

Concrete is the second most used material after water and the production of cement is responsible for 5–8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The development of low-carbon concretes is pursued worldwide to help the construction industry make its contribution to decarbonising the built environment and...


16 Mar 2017


There exists a strong and growing body of scientific research evidence that supports the belief that to achieve the targets set by the Paris climate change conference, greenhouse gas must be actively removed from the atmosphere and stored. Carbon capture and storage...

Briefing paper

2 Dec 2016


On the 10th of November the Australian Government ratified the Paris Agreement to significant media coverage. At the same time the Government also ratified the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, which states Australia’s intention to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions between...

Draft report

11 Oct 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) periodically evaluates national and state-level impacts associated with energy codes in residential and commercial buildings. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), funded by DOE, conducted an assessment of the prospective impacts of national model building...


12 Sep 2016


The Government established the Carbon Farming Initiative in September 2011 under which entities associated with the agricultural, forestry and legacy waste (landfill) emissions sectors of the economy could register projects and earn credits for every tonne of carbon abated. In November 2014,...


23 Aug 2016

The more we find out about the effects of climate change, the greater the insights we gather into how we can to become a resilient, innovative, and safe Australia, that is prospering in a zero carbon global economy. Achieving this will not be easy. But...

Briefing paper

1 Aug 2016


Against the global backdrop of political uncertainty stemming from upcoming US election and the Brexit outcome, countries continue to lift the pace of decarbonisation in energy systems and develop long-term plans for a net zero emissions global economy.

This update focuses...


27 Apr 2016

This policy proposes six key elements to achieve a low-pollution economy.

Leading renewable energy economy Cleaner power generation Build jobs & industry Cut pollution Capture carbon on the land Increased energy efficiency

Fact sheet

9 Feb 2016

This fact sheet assesses common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.


The Factsheet explores the follow common facts and myths:

Bushfire risk is rising Climate change isn’t influencing bushfires Fuel is always...



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