• ARTICLE: Measuring the cost of a 2°C target under the Paris Agreement

    Background In becoming a signatory to the Paris Agreement, the federal government has accepted the risk of a significant future liability as Australia begins to transform its economy. At the […]

  • REPORT: Meeting a 2°C target – A marginal abatement cost (MAC) curve for Australia

    In becoming a signatory to the Paris Agreement, the federal government has accepted the risk of a significant future liability as Australia begins to transform its economy. At the same […]

  • WEBINAR: Measuring the cost of a 2°C target under the Paris Agreement

    What is the cost of meeting a 2°C target under the Paris Agreement, and which sectors will do the heavy lifting? Join us to discuss the findings of our recent […]

  • ALERT: Update to Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve content (.XLS)

    Dear Subscriber, We have published a series of updates to our marginal abatement cost curve posts. The below posts have been updated: Abatement cost curve (MAC) MAC – Sectoral MAC […]

  • Abatement cost curve (MAC)

    Modelling approach Commitments to reduce GHG emissions require policy makers to identify cost-efficient means to meet their obligations. MAC curves are frequently used to illustrate the economics associated with climate […]

  • MAC – Policy curve

    MAC analysis enables Australian businesses and policymakers to identify what emissions reductions can be achieved by 2030, and the relative marginal cost of action. A MAC curve can therefore serve […]

  • MAC – Sector analysis

    Sectoral and activity findings Our marginal abatement cost (MAC) analysis examines abatement opportunities grouped into eight sectoral categories: Agriculture, Direct Combustion, Electricity, Fugitives, Industry, Land Use/Land Use Change/Forestry (LULUCF), Transport […]

  • MAC – Electricity

    Below we present our MAC curve for the Australian electricity sector, showing the size and cost of each activity to reduce emissions in 2020 and 2030, and the potential for […]

  • Land use – Sequestration

    Investment in reforestation is currently supported by the federal government’s $2.55 billion (bn) ERF (ERF), formerly the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). The ERF is the centrepiece of the government’s Direct […]

  • LCOE & Energy storage

    While MAC analysis identifies the potential to reduce emissions in the power sector, and the marginal cost emissions reduction, a MAC curve does not capture the full complexity of power […]

  • Land use – Land clearing

    The Land-use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) sector makes an important contribution to mitigating climate change though two paths: avoiding the cycling of carbon dioxide (CO2) stored in the land […]