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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.
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:
– Ecos magazine
– Article on news.com.au
Further information is available on the ClimateWorks website.
The project continues.
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.
Emissions pricing, ‘complementary policies’ and ‘direct action’ in the Australian electricity supply sector: ‘lock-in’ and investment, Barry Naughten, July 2013, CCEP Working Paper 1304
The CCEP Australia Carbon Pricing Survey 2012: Policy uncertainty reigns but carbon price likely to stay, Frank Jotzo, June 2012, CCEP Working Paper 1206
An introduction to the Carbon Farming Initiative: Key principles and concepts, Andrew Macintosh and Lauren Waugh, April 2012, CCEP Working Paper 1203
Fulfilling Australia’s international climate finance commitments: Which sources of financing are promising and how much could they raise?, Frank Jotzo, Jonathan Pickering and Peter J. Wood, October 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1115
Australia’s carbon pricing strategies in a global context, Harry Clarke and Robert Waschik, August 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1112
How many jobs is 23,510, really? Recasting the mining job loss debate, Bruce Chapman and Kiatanantha Lounkaew, July 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1106
Price floors in emissions trading to reduce policy related investment risks: An Australian view, Frank Jotzo and Steve Hatfield-Dodds, May 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1105
Carbon pricing that builds consensus and reduces Australia’s emissions: Managing uncertainties using a rising fixed price evolving to emissions trading, Frank Jotzo, March 2011, CCEP Working Paper 1104
Party divides: Expertise in and attitude towards climate change among Australian members of parliament, Anita Talberg and Stephen Howes, October 2010, CCEP Working Paper 8.10
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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