Research reports

research reports

The Climate Change Authority also undertakes research reports on climate-related issues.


Released on 15 December 2021, this Insights Paper outlines how Australian economic data could evolve to help policymakers, business and communities navigate the transition to a net zero world.

Released on 1 November 2021, this research report examines the global reorientation in trade and investment that is underway in the transition to net zero emissions, and considers what these trends mean for Australia.

Released on 8 October 2021, this insights paper outlines the Climate Change Authority's strategic framework and priorities for work to ensure Australia can set increasingly ambitious emissions reduction goals that address all sectors of the economy and policies backed by a strong evidence base.


On 17 July 2020, the Climate Change Authority released a new report, Economic recovery, resilience and prosperity after the coronavirus. This report identifies measures previously proposed by the Authority that could contribute to a ‘triple-win' economic stimulus package in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

This research report outlines how Australia can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet not only its 2030 Paris Agreement target but also subsequent, more ambitious targets, and prosper in a world transitioning to net zero emissions.


On 11 July 2019, the Climate Change Authority released its stocktake of drivers for, and actions by, industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, including new and emerging low emissions technologies.


Reaping the Rewards is a research report that explores ways landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits’.


On 9 March 2017, the Authority released an issues paper for consultation called Action on the land: reducing emissions, conserving natural capital and improving farm profitability.


The government has announced a target of 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 for Australia.

In March 2015 the Authority released the Comparing countries’ emissions targets: A practical guide. This guide is to help Australians understand and compare post-2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets that will be announced over the coming year.