Sustainable Economy

Zoe Whitton on Q+A

Broadcast on Thursday 20 May 2021 CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on Q+A to discuss the government’s latest plans to build a gas-fired power plant and the long-term economic benefits of shifting to...

Arjuna Dibley: Government-owned firms like Snowy Hydro can do better than building $600 million gas plants

Published in The Conversation on 20 May 2021. The Morrison government today announced it’s building a new gas power plant in the Hunter Valley, committing up to A$600 million for the government-owned corporation Snowy...

Tim Nelson: Australia’s states are forging ahead with ambitious emissions reductions. Imagine if they worked together

Published in The Conversation, 06 May 2021. In a recent article for The Conversation, our Research Committee Member Tim Nelson analysed how Australia’s states can better work together to reach ambitious new emissions targets....

Companies warned that ‘greenwashing’ could have legal consequences

Published by RenewEconomy on Monday 26 April 2021. Company directors that rush to make net zero pledges without fully examining the firm’s ability to meet the goals could be guilty of “misleading or deceptive...

Directors liable for ‘greenwashing’ disclosures

Published in the AFR on Monday 26 April 2021 Companies and their directors could be sued for “greenwashing” their commitments to achieve their net zero carbon pledges or emissions reductions targets, according to a...

CPD releases new materials on directors’ duties, climate risk and net zero

Today, the Centre for Policy Development has released a range of new materials relating to directors’ duties and climate change that have emerged from a special roundtable convened by CPD in December 2020. That...

Zoe Whitton on a gas-fired future

Broadcast on Monday 12 April 2021 CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners to discuss what’s behind the Federal Government’s push for a gas-fired future. Watch the full episode below:

Toby Phillips: Global climate action will reshape Australia’s trade

Published in The Australian Financial Review, 09 February 2021 Last week at the National Press Club, the Prime Minister said Australia would “reach net zero emissions as soon as possible, and preferably by 2050”. Those final...

Discussion Paper: Chasing the Pack

In a paper released today by the Centre for Policy Development (CPD), Program Director Toby Phillips analyses how Australia’s immediate economic and diplomatic future could be defined by global activity around climate diplomacy, green...

Third Climate & Recovery Initiative stakeholder roundtable

On 23 November, CPD and our partners convened the third stakeholder roundtable in our Climate & Recovery Initiative (CRI). The CRI was established in May 2020 to drive a stronger alignment between COVID-19 recovery...