01 Nov 2017

The National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Organisations has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of organisations with operations in Australia, regardless of scale and type. From large-scale organisations with thousands of employees to local businesses, the NCOS for Organisations can be used as a framework to achieve carbon neutrality and showcase climate leadership.

Guide
04 Nov 2016

In December last year, the world negotiated and adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. For the first time, all countries – rich and poor, large and small – agreed to take universal action to limit global warming to 1.5-2°C, to achieve net zero emissions, and to increase resilience to the emerging impacts of climate change.

Briefing paper
09 Dec 2016

In 2015, the Australian Commonwealth Government committed to reducing Australia’s carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions by 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As the electricity sector accounts for around one-third of Australia’s emissions, efforts to reduce economy-wide emissions efficiently will inevitably involve reducing emissions in the electricity sector.

Report
20 Mar 2017

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives.

Report
08 Jun 2017

Frank Jotzo looks at low emissions targets and how they might work in Australia.

Commentary
09 Jun 2017

This document outlines a plan to maintain security and reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM) in light of the significant transition underway, including due to rapid technological change.

Strategy
31 May 2017

This document outlines an integrated proposal for managing unit supply and prices in the ETS. Its objective is to generate a more predictable long-term emission price signal to guide efficient domestic de-carbonisation and cost-effectively manage New Zealand’s overall contribution to global emission reductions.

Discussion paper
15 Jan 2016

Using an environmentally extended MONASH model and a database containing detailed energy sectors, this paper evaluates the effects of an ETS in Australia.

Working paper
15 Jul 2015

Energy production is vital to the Australian economy, but the carbon tax policy introduced in July 2012 triggered substantial fear in the energy sectors.

Working paper
15 Jun 2015

In the absence of a global agreement to reduce emissions, Australia has adopted a carbon taxunilaterally to curb its own emissions.

Working paper
11 Dec 2017

This report outlines stakeholders’ views on how the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is performing and whether improvements should be made to its operation, administration, design and governance.

Evaluation
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