Carbon Market Institute (CMI)

released 19 December 2019

The survey provides a critical means of capturing the views of Australian business and industry to inform government and the wider community. It captures data on climate and energy policy, on corporate climate action as well as on the economic implications of international developments.

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Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

released 18 December 2019

The current drought across much of eastern Australia has demonstrated the dramatic effects that climate variability can have on farm businesses and households. The drought has also renewed longstanding discussions around the emerging effects of climate change on agriculture, and how governments can best help manage climate risk. This article provides some insight into these issues by examining the effects of recent climate variability on Australian farms.

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The Australia Institute

released 18 December 2019

The cost of natural disasters is increasing due to climate change. Costs are currently borne by individuals, communities and governments. A National Climate Disaster Fund should be established to reduce the cost burden of natural disaster response and recovery to Australian households and taxpayers. It should be funded by a levy on coal, gas and oil production, as multinational fossil fuel companies profit from climate change but make a very small contribution to the communities that bear its costs.

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Clean Energy Regulator

released 12 December 2019

To increase market transparency the Clean Energy Regulator is consolidating its current certificate and unit market updates into one unified quarterly report. It also includes some analytical stories on developments and likely trends in the market.

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Climate Analytics

released 12 December 2019

This paper briefly explores the rule set giving rise to Australia’s claim of “overachievement”, including the assumptions made in establishing Australia’s budgets for the first and second Kyoto Protocol commitment periods, as well as the key assumptions underlying Australia’s 2020 Cancun Agreement target. It considers the rules in place to address carryover within the Kyoto Protocol, and the source, nature and quantum of the allowances and emission reduction units Australia tags as constituting its “overachievement.”

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Australian Marine Conservation Society and Humane Society International

released 12 December 2019

The report reviewed recovery planning actions for 11 species of threatened sharks and rays listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) including critically endangered species of river shark and the east coast grey nurse shark, as well as the iconic and vulnerable great white shark.

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