The Australian Government’s independent Climate Change Authority (CCA) is conducting a review of Australia’s emissions targets during 2013-2014.
In this blog post in February 2013, I wrote that the Review failed to recommend strong action.
In this blog post in October 2013, I wrote that the Review’s Draft Report fails to recommend strong action.
In this blog post in August 2013, I commented that it looks like the Review is shaping up to be disappointing.
In May 2013 I wrote a submission in response to the Issues Paper released in April. In my submission I deconstruct Australia’s present approach to climate policy, which I see as avoidant, and advocate replacing it with an activist one. You can read a summary of my arguments in this blog post.
In an earlier series of blog posts in March 2013, I explained why the review is important and outlined what I think its recommendations should be:
- The global climate crisis (summarizing the global climate crisis)
- Politics (explaining the importance of the review and how CCA should approach it)
- Australia’s role (outlining the role Australia should play in climate action)
- Economics (debunking the economic justifications for inaction)
- Emissions caps (making my central recommendations on emissions caps)
- ETS design flaws and pitfalls (making recommendations on the design of the carbon price mechanism)
- Complementary measures (arguing for and suggesting some complementary measures)
I intend to continue blogging about the review as it progresses through the coming months.