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Federal Budget 2021-22: 'Below baseline' crediting scheme to go ahead
Insight 13 May 2021

The Federal Government has earmarked $280 million in its Budget 2021 for the roll-out of a 'below baseline' crediting scheme, which was a key recommendation of an expert review led by Grant King (King Review). Here we briefly considers what this means for large emitters. ...

Key developments for APRA-regulated entities in managing climate risks
Insight 11 May 2021

Recently released guidance from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and two new barrister opinions re-emphasise the need for banks, superannuation trustees, insurers, and other organisations, to respond to, and appropriately manage, financial risks associated with climate change. ...

Investor state arbitration and the environment: preparing for change in 2021 and beyond
Insight 15 Mar 2021

The overlap between international investment and environmental protection is expanding, eg with environmental protection provisions featuring in recent International Investment Agreements (IIAs) and international Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and environment-related investor-state disputes. ...

Climate change litigation in Australia
Insight 24 Nov 2020

Litigation is increasingly being used to seek to compel government and business to take action on climate change and climate-related risks. Access key local and global trends at a glance in our latest insight. ...

Targeting net zero: five steps for stronger climate governance, disclosure and compliance
Insight 27 Aug 2020

The last few years have seen a dramatic expansion of governance and disclosure expectations in relation to climate change risks. Publicly listed companies need to establish robust governance and disclosure frameworks, and ensure those frameworks are supported by effective implementation and review ...

A growing tide? Climate change class action proceedings issued against the Federal Treasury
Insight 12 Aug 2020

Australia is becoming front and centre as a forum for activist climate change litigation against corporates, financial institutions and government. We assess the significance of these proceedings and outline the key questions your organisation and its Board should be asking. ...

NT Government sets ambitious climate response and offset reform agenda
Insight 16 Jul 2020

The Northern Territory Government's recently released Climate Response, associated Three-Year Action Plan and environmental offset reform agenda is ambitious, and all stakeholders in the Territory should be aware of the coming changes and related opportunities. ...

Targeting net zero: five ways to deliver on carbon reduction targets
Insight 02 Jul 2020

As we move towards a carbon constrained future and electricity prices rise, companies are increasingly looking for ways to deliver on their carbon reduction commitments, including by purchasing electricity from renewable sources, managing their exposure to changing electricity prices and supporting ...

Targeting net zero: climate change is putting governance to the test
Insight 16 Jun 2020

It is a financial imperative to actively navigate the risks and opportunities that the carbon transition presents. It follows, therefore, that corporate strategy in relation to climate risks and opportunities is no longer appropriately housed solely in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) or s ...

Targeting net zero: hydrogen technologies timeline in Australia
Insight 15 Jun 2020

Hydrogen fuel offers Australia a low-emissions, clean, storable energy solution for our future domestic energy needs. Our timeline details major milestones for hydrogen technologies in Australia. ...

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