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ClimateWorks Australia operates as part of Monash University’s Sustainability Institute. It conducts research into climate solutions and carbon reduction.


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Issues such as how best to smooth the transition to renewable energy still need much more policy certainty. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

We can be a carbon-neutral nation by 2050, if we just get on with it

Australia’s current greenhouse emissions target is not ambitious enough, and we’re not on track to hit even this modest goal. But the potential is there to hit zero emissions by mid-century if we try.
A worker inspects solar panels at a solar farm in China. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Developing countries can prosper without increasing emissions

What do China, India, South Africa and Mexico have in common? They all reduced the carbon intensity of their economies without sacrificing economic growth. Other developing nations can do the same.
Complementary measures in the tax package make it easier for businesses to reduce emissions. Theophilos/Flickr

Carbon tax package could let Australia cut emissions by 25% by 2020

With all the focus on the carbon tax, it is not surprising many people are unaware that the government’s carbon pricing package incorporated a suite of other measures to reduce emissions. ClimateWorks…
All talk, no action: government dithering is expensive. AAP

Failing to act on climate change costs us billions

Whether we’re talking about investing in renewable energy, introducing an emissions trading scheme or putting a price on carbon, the climate change discussion has been invariably focused on the cost to…


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