carbon emissions

Briefing paper

7 Mar 2019
3

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
14

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

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2019
2

This paper presents opportunities for state and territory-level governments to work towards fostering strong economies that facilitate deep emissions reductions by 2050.

Briefing paper

8 Feb 2019
647

This research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early.

Article

3 Jan 2019
4

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a colossal infrastructure plan that could transform the economies of nations around the world. But with its focus on coal-fired power plants, the effort could obliterate any chance of reducing emissions and tip the world into catastrophic climate change....

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.

Report

30 Nov 2018
7

The government has just released statistics on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and they show that total emissions are still rising and we are still not on track to meet our Paris target.

Report

27 Nov 2018
23

The annual UN Environment Emissions Gap Report presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement.

Report

21 Nov 2018
12

This report attempts to find new ways to allow Australia to effectively achieve the goal of a 26% cut in emissions, whilst also retaining a commitment to energy reliability and affordability, especially for low-income Australians.

Survey

20 Nov 2018
113

According to this national climate policy survey report, 92% of Australian business and industry respondents believe that national climate and energy policies are insufficient and won’t drive the emissions reductions needed to meet our Paris Agreement targets.

Working paper

16 Nov 2018
17

The drivers of land-use decisions are complex, and models provide a structured methodology for investigating these. For the public and private sectors to make robust land-use decisions under uncertainty, high-quality modelling tools and data are essential.

Working paper

16 Nov 2018
7

As New Zealand joins with other countries to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it will come under increasing pressure from changing economic opportunities, potentially disruptive new technologies, natural resource constraints, and evolving social and political drivers.

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.

Report

5 Oct 2018
10

The data in this report shows that growth in the number of larger, emission-intensive vehicles is undermining the gains from zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs).

Report

6 Jul 2018
48

This audit shows current policies will reduce National Electricity Market (NEM) emissions to 22% below 2005 levels in 2019-20, effectively meaning electricity sector has an emissions reduction target of only 4% to 2030.

Report

12 Jun 2018
6

The Emissions Audit tracks Australia’s emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels every quarter; this issue contains data up to the end of March 2018.

Working paper

1 Jun 2018
9

Unprecedented levels of urbanisation coupled with revolutions in transport, energy, and data technology offer new opportunities to reshape cities. Cities of the future need to be planned strategically to support environmental and social well-being as well as economic productivity. To do so, cities must encourage...

Report

21 Feb 2018
262

In Australia, capital cities are increasingly stepping forward to offer leadership on greenhouse gas abatement to a degree not evident at the national level, nor in many states and territories. This paper analyses the carbon targets, strategies, outcomes, policies and measures that are being used...

Report

16 Feb 2018
1030

This reports aims to assist the Sino-Australian bilateral relationship adapt to meet China’s new carbon emissions policies and to facilitate a smoother transition to a low carbon future.

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