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Austrialia's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
1990 - 2010
to have carbon trading scheme by 2010: minister
Australia will have a carbon emissions trading
scheme in place by 2010, under a plan released Monday by the minister
for climate change, Penny Wong. Senator Wong said the national
scheme would "constitute the most significant economic and
structural reform undertaken in Australia since the trade liberalisation
of the 1980s." Emissions trading schemes place a limit on
the amount of greenhouse gas pollution which companies can produce,
forcing heavy polluters to buy credits from companies that pollute
less -- thereby creating financial incentives to fight global
© 16.03.2008, AFP
ratifies Kyoto Protocol
Australia has ratified the Kyoto Protocol.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed the instrument of ratification
of the Kyoto Protocol in his first act after being sworn in this
© 03.12.2007, smh.com.au
Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)
The Australian Government is establishing a
national emissions trading scheme as part of an effective framework
for meeting the climate change challenge.
Climate and Weather Website
2001: "Climate Change Projections for Australia"
This report summarizes current understanding
of enhanced greenhouse changes to Australias climateover
the 21st century. Uncertainty in projections1 of future climate
change is addressed and quantified where possible.
Australian Greenhouse Office
The Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) is the
world's first government agency dedicated to cutting greenhouse
gas emissions. It was established in 1998 as a separate agency
within the environment portfolio to provide a whole of government
approach to greenhouse matters.
Australian Greenhouse Science Program
CSIROs Climate Change Research Program
incorporates three of the five Components of CSIRO's Climate and
Atmosphere Sector Plan, i.e. "Human impact on the global
atmosphere", "Global warming: predicting climate change"
and "Impacts and adaptation"
Bureau of Meteorology
This page provides information about Australian
Climate Variability and Change
Institute for Environment Event
Climate Change Review, Interim Report to the Commonwealth, State
and Territory Governments of Australia
© Garnaut Climate Change Review, Feb. 2008
Adaptation and Vulnerability, Australia and New Zealand
© IPCC 2001