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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A 2050 emissions target is an essential outcome for the federal government’s 2017 climate policy review May 04, 2017 - 11:40pm

The Climate Institute and AGL have called on the federal government, as an outcome of its 2017 climate change policy review, to set a 2050 emissions target. The jointly authored policy paper, Reducing the horizons of uncertainty: Setting Australia’s post-2030 emission goal, also recommends the government define a process for achieving this target by mid-century, submit this strategy to the UNFCCC before the end of 2018, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, and review the target every five years from 2022 onwards.
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Statement on the Senate Carbon Disclosure Inquiry Apr 26, 2017 - 3:05pm

The recommendations, if adopted, would broadly assist in ensuring Australia’s corporate and financial sectors are able to make the needed transitions towards a zero-carbon economy in as smooth and orderly a manner as possible.
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Business ramping up response to Paris Agreement despite barriers, including long term policy uncertainty Apr 12, 2017 - 12:00am

- Qualitative research by KPMG explores how companies are already moving to understand and disclose their prospects under efforts to limit warming to well below 2C. - This is largely driven by increasing pressure from investors, regulators and other stakeholders. - However barriers, including lack of policy certainty and detailed industry standards, mean efforts so far still have many shortcomings. - Companies studied include BHP Billiton, Westpac, AGL, Aurizon, Royal Dutch Shell, Glencore Xstrata.
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Federal climate policy review offers real chance to move out of chaos Mar 24, 2017 - 12:13pm

With the release today of the Discussion Paper for the federal government’s Review of Climate Change Policies, The Climate Institute said that the most important outcome that can achieved through this process is to address the long term climate policy uncertainty that is currently harming our energy markets.
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SA government energy plans highlight absence of national strategy Mar 14, 2017 - 1:09pm

The South Australian government’s six-point policy response to the electricity issues facing the state, announced today, highlights the need for a better national approach to energy security, affordability and decarbonisation, said The Climate Institute.
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