Climate economics and policy

Researchers in this group are focused on institutional responses to climate change, covering both reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and climate change adaptation.

Research spans domestic and international climate policy and economics, including the choice, design and implementation of climate change related policies. It also includes research on ongoing international climate negotiations, including United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the broader realm of international climate policy, governance and politics.

Researchers also cover a broad spectrum of legal topics from planning regimes and climate liability through to an understanding of legal issues, standards and principles relating to the international protection of climate.

Researchers share an active interest in informing policy and public debate. Researchers working in this field hail from a number of ANU schools including Crawford School of Public Policy, including the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy (CCEP), ANU College of Law, School of Regulation and Global Governance (REGNET), including Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNET) and the Fenner School of Environment & Society.





National accounting systems as a foundation for embedded emissions accounting in trade-related climate policies, Alison Reeve, Emma Aisbett, Journal of Cleaner Production.

Considering health damages and co-benefits in climate change policy assessment, Thomas Longden, Tom Kompas, Richard Norman, Sotiris Vardoulakis, The Lancet Planetary Health.

Power and the planetary health equity crisis, Sharon Friel, Megan Arthur and Nicholas Frank, The Lancet.

Measuring the gaps in drinking water quality and policy across regional and remote Australia, Paul R Wyrwoll, Ana Manero, Katherine S Taylor, Evie Rose and R Quentin Grafton, npj Clean Water.

Policy options for offshore wind power in Vietnam, Thang Nam Do, Paul J Burke, Llewelyn Hughes, Ta Dinh Thi, Marine Policy.

Contributing to regional decarbonization: Australia's potential to supply zero-carbon commodities to the Asia-Pacific, Paul J Burke, Fiona J Beck, Emma Aisbett, Kenneth G.H. Baldwin, Matthew Stocks, John Pye, Mahesh Venkataraman, Janet Hunt, Xuemei Bai, Energy.

Local residents' policy preferences in an energy contested region – The Upper Hunter, Australia - ScienceDirect, R M Colvin, E Przybyszewski, Energy Policy.

Global emissions implications from co-combusting ammonia in coal fired power stations: An analysis of the Japan-Australia supply chain, Matthew Stocks, Reza Fazeli, Llewelyn Hughes, Fiona J Beck, Journal of Cleaner Production.


A Fate Worse Than Warming? Stratospheric Aerosol Injection and Global Catastrophic Risk, Aaron Tang and Luke Kemp, Climate Risk Management.

Re-framing non-economic losses to non-economic impacts for effective policymaking: evidence from the Caribbean, Melanie Pill, Climate and Development.