released 15 May 2017

Industries operating within the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) account for some 42% of the bloc’s total CO₂ emissions. Reducing these sources of greehouse gases is critical to meeting the EU’s overall emissions targets and limiting global temperature rise in line with the Paris Agreement. In practice, cutting emissions has proven to be particularly challenging for a host of reasons.

This paper explores both the barriers faced in decarbonising industries and solutions put forward by stakeholders – in their own words.


Climate Council

released 14 May 2018

The Climate Council’s new report Renewables & Business: Cutting Prices & Pollution’ shows that the number of Australian businesses installing solar power increased by 60% over 2016 and 2017, while total business solar capacity has more than doubled since 2016.


IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
released 30 April 2018
The Global Philanthropy Environment Index is the only known research report that provides comprehensive information about the philanthropic environment in 79 countries and economies around the world using a standard instrument completed by country-based experts. The report expands knowledge by compiling and disseminating new comparative data on the philanthropic environment. The index will serve as an invaluable international resource for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.

CBRE & Maastricht University

released 23 April 2018

Major metropolitan office markets across the globe are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of “green” building certification programs, according to the inaugural International Green Building Adoption Index (IGBAI) – a study by CBRE and Maastricht University (Netherlands). The study reports that 18.6 percent of space in 10 markets across Australia, Canada and Europe is now certified “green” versus just 6.4 percent in 2007.


ECN & New Climate Institute

released 7 May 2018

In this special edition of the NDC Update Report, we focus on the relationship between Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and explore how climate and development actions can support each other.


Repower Australia

released 3 May 2018

All Australians, no matter what they earn or where they live, deserve access to affordable clean energy. Unfortunately some parts of our community face barriers that block them from benefiting from the renewable revolution. The Repower Australia Plan outlines how we can overcome these barriers and reach a 100% clean energy future.