carbon policy

Technical report

13 Oct 2018

Cities are increasingly taking actions such as building code enforcement, urban planning, and public transit expansion to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in their communities and municipal operations. However, many cities lack the quantitative information needed to estimate policy impacts and prioritize city actions in...


Where are we heading?
12 Oct 2018

Speakers: John Amatruda, Sean Brennan, Kirsten Mariager, Shawn Torbert - LEED AP

New Yorkers are used to the noise of a construction crew in full swing. While those sounds remain the same, industry demands and requirements of today’s building products are changing rapidly, as...


How Chinese cities are scaling ambitious building energy-efficient solutions
27 Sep 2018

This report illustrates that adjusting building standards to impact the cities' environment, economy and etc. The standards mentioned here starts from the construction process until the entire lifecycle of the building in Chinese cities. Research support that buildings that are both energy efficient and supplied...


12 Sep 2018

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...

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...


16 Feb 2018

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.


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...

Data portal

Compare your country
20 Jun 2017

This page visualised the key data for 'Green Growth Indicators 2017' report, by allowing users to compare the air pollution, carbon production, land resources and green innovation in between OECD countries.


5 Dec 2016

A position paper from Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) detailing their positions on resilience, sustainability, compliance, refrigerant transition and innovation & research in the HVAC&R industry.

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...


16 Sep 2016

This seminar reviews the latest changes to the 2016 NYCECC. The course will include a summary of the substantive changes that have been made in the move from the IECC 2009 to the IECC 2015 Residential provisions and from the IECC 2012 to the IECC...


31 Aug 2016

The Climate Change Authority is pleased to release the third and final report of its Special Review into the actions or policies that Australia should take to implement outcomes flowing from the historic Paris climate change agreement.

This report is the culmination of nearly...

Audio interview


24 Aug 2016

Since the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, the world has been aiming to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

But amid fears by vulnerable countries that two degrees was not 'safe', the Paris Climate Agreement last year tightened this global goal...


23 Aug 2016

The Paris Agreement contains a long-term temperature goal (LTTG) of holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit this to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. The 1.5°C limit in the Paris Agreement goes significantly further than the...


2 Dec 2015

This draft report on Australia’s climate policy options is the second part of the Authority’s Special Review, as requested by the Minister for the Environment. The Authority will look at the full range of policies, including the various types of emissions trading schemes.



8 May 2015

This first draft report of the Special Review is intended primarily as an input to the Government’s deliberations on emissions reduction targets. The Government has indicated it will announce Australia’s targets by mid-2015, well ahead of the international negotiations for a new climate agreement in...


15 Dec 2008

The report outlines the final design of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme and the medium-term, target range of reducing carbon pollution by 5 per cent of 2000 levels by 2020. These elements are placed in the context of Australia's efforts to help shape a global...


19 Jun 2008

A blueprint demonstrating how Australia can transform the way it produces and uses energy that will result in massive cuts to CO2 emissions.

The report illustrates that by adopting renewable energy and accelerating energy efficiency measures, we can phase out dirty fossil fuels such...



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