Australia’s climate change policy

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project

Together with ClimateWorks Australia, we co-lead Australia’s contribution to the global Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, coordinated by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) under the leadership of Professor Jeff Sachs.
The first global report of the project was presented to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and to world leaders at the New York Climate Summit in September 2014.

Australian report

We have published a detailed Australian report Pathways to deep decarbonisation in 2050: how Australia can prosper in a low carbon world. The report provides new research and draws on commissioned modelling by the CSIRO as well as the Victoria University.
Main report download

Technical report download

Selected articles, opinion pieces and interviews:

The Conversation

Ecos magazine

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Further information is available on the ClimateWorks website.

The project continues.

Policy research

CCEP associates do extensive analysis of options for climate change policy and evaluation of implemented and proposed policies.

We have been involved in the Australian policy debate through direct contributions to the Garnaut Climate Change Review, commissioned inputs to the Multi-Party Committee on Climate Change, testimony to Parliamentary committees, and manifold contributions to the policy discussion and public debate. See our opinion pieces and submissions.


Selected papers:


We teach the course CRWF8014 ‘Domestic climate change economics and policy’ (convenor Dr Frank Jotzo). This is a core course in the ANU Master of Climate Change degree and available under several Crawford School Masters degrees. The curriculum includes various issues of Australian climate policy.

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