The numbers on climate change

01 Dec 2009Archived News Climate Change Matters

What are the numbers associated with climate change and the proposed CPRS response? Below are links to three seminal papers which provide the data necessary to understand the size of the task Australia has to reach a carbon mitigation target of between 5-25% reduction on 1990 levels.



Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report, An Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

From the Report: "This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report".

Energy in Australia, 2009: Australian Government, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

Described as "a vital reference for anyone with an interest in Australia's energy policy. It covers all aspects of energy production and use, from natural resources through to final consumption."

2009: Tracking to Kyoto and 2020. Australia's Greenhouse Emissions Trends 1990 to 2008-12 and 2020, Australian

Government Department of Climate Change

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