Research reports

research reports

The Climate Change Authority Act 2011 empowers the Authority to initiate its own research on climate change.


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.

1 November 2021: This research report examines the global reorientation in trade and investment underway in the transition to net zero emissions, and what this means for Australia.

8 October 2021: This Insights Paper outlines the Authority's strategic framework and priorities for work to ensure Australia can set increasingly ambitious emissions reduction goals for all economic sectors and policies backed by a strong evidence base.


17 July 2020: The Climate Change Authority has published a new report, Economic Recovery, Resilience and Prosperity After the Coronavirus, outlining 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.

19 March 2020: 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 has published a stocktake of actions taken by Australian industry and governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including new and emerging low emissions technologies.


27 April 2018: Reaping the Rewards explores ways that landholders can improve profitability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver broader environmental benefits at the same time. These objectives are known as ‘multiple benefits’.


14 August 2015: The government has announced a target of 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 for Australia.

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


7 July 2014: The Authority has recommended Australia use international emissions reduction units to help meet its 2020 target. This paper considers the practical implications.