06 May 2018

This article analyses the implementation of emissions trading systems (ETSs) in eight jurisdictions: the EU, Switzerland, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and California in the US, Québec in Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and pilot schemes in China. The article clarifies what is working, what isn’t and why, when it comes to the practice of implementing an ETS.

Journal article
02 Apr 2018

Emissions trading systems (ETSs) as a cost-effective instrument for emissions control in the power sector are now being implemented or considered across a diverse set of jurisdictions. However, regulation in the power sector may impede or alter the functioning of an ETS.

Report
02 Apr 2018

An emissions trading system (ETS) is a market-based mechanism that is applied to achieve emissions targets at least cost. By fixing a quantity of emissions (the cap), requiring that companies surrender one allowance for each unit of emissions generated and making the allowance tradable, a carbon market is created through which an allowance price emerges.

Report
28 Sep 2008

The aim of the Dollars & Sense of Green Buildings report is to examine international case studies and local examples of buildings to demonstrate a strong business case for building green.

Report
01 Dec 2017

The 2017 emissions projections show Australia continues to make progress in reducing emissions.

Report
19 Dec 2017

The 2017 review, conducted by the Department of the Environment and Energy, aims to ensure the Government's climate change policies remain effective in achieving Australia’s 2030 target and Paris Agreement commitments.

Report
17 Oct 2017

This discussion paper seeks input from all Victorians on design of a ban of single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags. It also seeks input on managing other plastic pollution.

Discussion paper
15 Sep 2017

This draft report looks at progress with the reform of Australia's water resources sector. with particular emphasis on the Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative (NWI)

Draft report
01 Jun 2017

The paper focuses on the global environmental governance and features of public participation as an integral element of sustainable development.

Journal article