Climate Policy Analysis

Publications

On the road to net zero, coal and fossil gas generation need to be phased out urgently. This report develops a 1.5°C compatible pathway for fossil gas generation in South Korea’s power sector a phaseout schedule for the country’s gas fleet.  
The new Philippine government has critical decisions to make on investing in electricity generation infrastructure. Aggressively shifting to renewables will decarbonise the grid, provide energy security and help achieve 1.5°C. Using data from our 1.5°C National Pathway Explorer, we have compared the current Philippine Energy Plan (2020-2040) with 1.5°C benchmarks to show what needs to happen in the power sector by 2030 and 2040.  
In 2022 the new Australian Government sought consultation from experts and interested parties on its proposed reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism to help industry reduce emissions in line with its climate targets. The Safeguard Mechanism requires Australia’s largest greenhouse gas emitters to keep their net emissions below an emissions limit (a baseline).  

Projects

The project aims to develop a long-term, low-emissions development strategy for Jamaica out to 2050, integrating the country’s socioeconomic aspirations with low-carbon, climate resilient pathways. The strategy will outline milestones, frameworks for action to address existing gaps, and will be accompanied by a plan for future implementation.  

Contact
Dr. (h.c.) Bill Hare

Members of the Climate Policy team Fabio Sferra and Marcia Rocha at COP20, Lima.
Members of the Climate Policy team Fabio Sferra and Marcia Rocha at COP20, Lima.

We provide analysis and expert advice on existing and required emission reduction policies to assist small islands developing states and least developed countries in strengthening their ambition and negotiating positions. We also assess the effectiveness of international strategies and national climate policies, such as low carbon development plans, in meeting global climate and sustainable development goals, and analyse the effectiveness of mitigation pledges made in the UNFCCC process, as well as national policies aimed at mitigation. Our findings are made publicly available, which is intended to increase transparency and to encourage countries to make pledges, if they have not yet done so, or to increase their level of national action.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Mitigation options and adequacy of action
  • Emission gap assessment
  • Co-benefits of mitigation
  • Equity options and analyses – download the Climate Analytics Equity Methodology briefing
  • INDCs

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