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Australia 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 warming.
16.03.2008, AFP

Australia 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 morning

Interesting Links

Australian 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.

Australia's Climate Action Network

CSIRO Climate and Weather Website

CSIRO-Report 2001: "Climate Change Projections for Australia"
This report summarizes current understanding of enhanced greenhouse changes to Australia’s climateover the 21st century. Uncertainty in projections1 of future climate change is addressed and quantified where possible.

The 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.

The Australian Greenhouse Science Program
CSIRO’s 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"

Commonwealth, Bureau of Meteorology
This page provides information about Australian Climate Variability and Change

ANU Institute for Environment Event


Garnaut Climate Change Review, Interim Report to the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of Australia
© Garnaut Climate Change Review, Feb. 2008

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Australia and New Zealand
© IPCC 2001


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