Sections

Services

Information

UK United Kingdom

Mitigation

Analysis and Comment (6)

While green business is commendable, canola-fuelled elevators will not save us from climate change. While green business is commendable, canola-fuelled elevators will not save us from climate change. monique/Flickr

Can business save us from climate change?

Without a functional international climate policy, and a set of Australian policies that look set to be repealed, it might seem that business offers the greatest hope for mitigating climate change. Business…
There are limits to the amount of carbon dioxide plantations can absorb. There are limits to the amount of carbon dioxide plantations can absorb. David Clarke

How much carbon can trees absorb?

Australia’s agriculture and forestry - land-based abatement - can make a valuable contribution to lowering Australia’s greenhouse emissions. The scale of contribution has been widely discussed. But the…
REDD gives countries a reason to hang on to trees: let’s make it work. REDD gives countries a reason to hang on to trees: let’s make it work. AAP

Black and white and REDD all over: a plan to save the world’s forests

The world has been fiddling while the forests burn, or are otherwise lost. One proposal to keep what’s left intact is REDD – essentially, paying countries to conserve their forest carbon stocks. REDD (Reducing…
Australia struggles to keep up in the efficiency race. Australia struggles to keep up in the efficiency race. Flickr/adambowie

Australia ignores energy efficiency, burns money

Energy efficiency is globally seen as the biggest and best option for cheaply reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dealing with rising power bills. But in Australia it still struggles for recognition…
It’s much-maligned, but Melbourne’s bike share scheme has the right idea. It’s much-maligned, but Melbourne’s bike share scheme has the right idea. avlxyz/flickr

Sustainable design, consumption and change

There’s been a boom in sustainable products and packaging from keep cups to green bags - but how important is sustainable design in reducing our global footprint? Sustainable design can play a critical…

Research Briefs (1)