Media Releases

The Climate Institute is an active media commentator. A list of our media releases, starting with the most recent, is below.

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Research finds huge majority of Australians want an energy system dominated by renewables Jun 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Australians overwhelmingly want our country’s energy system to be powered by renewables because they see it as the “economically smart” thing for Australia’s future, The Climate Institute’s Climate of the Nation 21017 report has found.
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We are passing on our legacy: A message from the chair of The Climate Institute, Mark Wootton Jun 23, 2017 - 7:08pm

I am pleased to announce that, following the closure of The Climate Institute on 30 June, its significant remaining funds and intellectual property will be transferred to The Australia Institute, to help carry forward The Australia Institute’s climate change-related research and advocacy.
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Finkel Review offers way forward but deeper cuts in electricity emissions needed Jun 09, 2017 - 4:18pm

It’s absolutely clear that aiming for 28 per cent emissions reductions in electricity isn’t enough. For a start, reducing emissions in electricity is much easier than reducing emissions from agriculture and parts of industry, so the smart way to meet a national emissions reduction target is to make deeper emissions cuts in the power sector so that those other sectors have a bit of room
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Paris Agreement remains in Australia’s interest – Australian Climate Roundtable Jun 02, 2017 - 12:39pm

The Australian Climate Roundtable today welcomed continued bipartisan commitment to the Paris Agreement. The many sectors of Australia’s economy and society represented by the Australian Climate Roundtable need a climate and energy policy framework that has broad support across the political spectrum and is both scalable and durable. Ratification of the Paris Agreement supports these shared objectives by demonstrating Australia’s clear commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over time.
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Paris Agreement: Australians want our country to “work harder”, not follow President Trump Jun 01, 2017 - 5:51pm

The vast majority of Australians do not want our country to follow President Trump’s lead if he pulls out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, nation-wide attitudinal research by The Climate Institute shows.
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