Sustainable Economy

Fellow Ian Dunlop calls for political-climate honesty and responsibility

As Federal Parliament wraps up for 2016, we’ve witnessed another year of dismal, polarising discussion of climate change. Instead of talking about the energy, health, economic and security implications of climate change, the political...

Avoiding gridlock: policy directions for Australia’s electricity system | DISCUSSION PAPER | December 2016

Today CPD is releasing a new paper titled Avoiding Gridlock: Policy Directions for Australia’s Electricity System. The paper is written by Alexander Marks, who was the recipient of the 2016 CPD Sustainable Economy Program Studentship....

New legal opinion and business roundtable on climate risks and directors’ duties | LEGAL OPINION and ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

CPD has released a new legal opinion on the extent to which Australian corporate law permits (and indeed requires) company directors to take climate change into account when making decisions about company strategy, performance and...

Fellow Ian McAuley sets out the negatives of neo-liberalism for modern democracies

CPD Fellow Ian McAuley discusses the challenges that will face our new government in an era of instability, due to both domestic politics and macroeconomic forces of globalisation. Writing for New Matilda, Ian explains...

Building a national strategy for climate, health and wellbeing

In June the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) published a new discussion paper Towards a National Strategy on Climate, Health, and Well-being for Australia. CPD fellow Fiona Armstrong is the founder and Executive Director of CAHA and a...

CPD fellow Ian Dunlop joins call to declare a climate emergency

Former Shell executive and Australian Coal Industry Chair Ian Dunlop has joined a number of other prominent Australians to call on the Government to recognise the seriousness of the climate change threat by declaring...

Support CPD’s “$20 in 2016” appeal!

Click here to help us remain a laboratory for long-term policy development  Our end of financial year appeal comes at a very uncertain time in Australian politics. Slogans and...

Defence White Paper marks a step forward in climate security debate

After much deliberation and delay the Turnbull Government released its Defence White Paper on 25 February 2016. Initial reactions to the White Paper from security experts and the media focused on spending promises, new kit, increased arms...

CPD’s top speeches of 2015

Senator Muir surprised everyone with his election, then again with his moving maiden speech to Parliament. He was one of several Australians who gave powerful speeches in 2015. Photo source News Corp Australia article...

Deepening Australia’s regional relationships through climate security

This article was originally published on The Strategist for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on 3 December 2015 In The Longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge, I argued Australia’s ‘longest conflict’...