Research reports

research reports

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


In its Targets and Progress Review, the Authority recommended that the government investigate a CO2 emissions standard for light vehicles in Australia. This research report provides an in-depth analysis of light vehicle emissions standards, and demonstrates that mandatory standards are a cost-effective way to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and light vehicle fuel use.

23 June 2014: The international community is now negotiating a post-2020 framework for global climate action. Strong international action to reduce emissions is in every country’s interest, including Australia’s.. This research paper, released in June 2014, identifies key priorities for international co-operation on climate change that will encourage greater national emissions reductions.

April 2014: This study investigated the experiences of Australian and international baseline and credit schemes, highlighting key lessons for the development of the government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. This work informed the Authority’s CFI Review.