The Garnaut Climate Change Review—led by Professor Ross Garnaut—was first commissioned by Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments in 2007, to conduct an independent study of the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy. The Review’s Final Report was released on 30 September 2008. The Report recommended policy frameworks to improve the prospects for sustainable prosperity.
In November 2010, Professor Ross Garnaut was commissioned by the Australian Government to provide an update to his 2008 Climate Change Review for the Australian community.
The Garnaut Climate Change Review—Update 2011 will release a series of papers in early 2011 addressing developments across a range of subjects including climate change science and impacts, emissions trends, carbon pricing, technology, land and the electricity sector. A final report is to be presented to the Government by 31 May 2011.
A number of CASES members attended the most recent – second review briefing, and found it informative.