Report

Faster, further, fairer: putting people at the heart of tackling the climate and nature emergency

This interim report of the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission finds that to act with the ambition and at the scale that the climate and nature emergency demands, requires a new approach. Central to the ethos of the commission is the recognition that there is an...
Discussion paper

National water reform: issues paper

This inquiry concerns the National Water Initiative (NWI) — a 2004 intergovernmental agreement between the Australian government and all State and Territory governments. It is the Productivity Commission’s second national water reform inquiry, with the first undertaken in 2017.
Conference paper

Cities as forerunners: local climate governance and the carbon neutral city

This paper explores how knowledge of global climate change is re-scaled to local levels through city making discourses and practices such as municipal carbon accounting, and conversely how local experiments in low carbon transitions are framed as mobile and replicable solutions to a suite of...
Report

Sunny side up: strengthening the consumer protection regime for solar panels in Victoria

The rapid growth of the solar industry, the number of players entering and exiting the industry, government financial incentives, the complexity of the technology being sold along with regulatory gaps are creating an environment in which consumer harm can thrive.
Discussion paper

Technology investment roadmap discussion paper

A key goal of this roadmap is to ensure Australia remains at the forefront of the global low emissions technological innovation.
Report

Social justice and the future of fire insurance in Australia

Major bushfires are now occurring with increased frequency. This means that houses will be more at risk than ever and Australia will have to decide whether the current purely market-based mechanism is the best means of protecting people’s homes.
Report

Primed for action: a resilient recovery for Australia

This report outlines the Climate Council’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The report suggests that as Australia reboots its economy on the other side of this crisis, there is remarkable potential for that economic recovery to occur through climate action.
Report

Report of the expert panel examining additional sources of low cost abatement

The recommendations outlined in this report are intended to help Australia exceed its current international commitments and create a pathway for ongoing emissions reductions beyond 2030 to meet future commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Briefing paper

Background paper: Australian inquiries and reports concerning natural disasters

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has, to date, identified more than 240 formal analyses completed since 1927, resulting in thousands of findings and recommendations.
Discussion paper

Issues paper: Constitutional framework for the declaration of a State of National Emergency

This issues paper explores legal and constitutional questions surrounding the concept of a declaration of a 'state of national emergency' by the Commonwealth of Australia, and how this might operate and interact with existing state and territory emergency management frameworks.