Carbon Markets and Policy in Australia: Recent Developments

Martijn Wilder and Louisa Fitz-Gerald

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199565931
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722028 | DOI:
 Carbon Markets and Policy in Australia: Recent Developments

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This chapter examines the recent developments in climate policy in Australia, with a specific focus on the recently introduced legislation for emissions trading in Australia. It also considers the newly implemented mandatory greenhouse and energy reporting regulations, which provide detail on the mandatory corporate greenhouse emissions and energy reporting scheme, and the design proposals for an expanded national renewable energy target. The chapter concludes by considering some recent developments in the voluntary carbon market in Australia, including the investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) into ‘green’ marketing.

Keywords: Australia; environmental policy; emission trading; greenhouse gas regulation; voluntary carbon market; green marketing

Chapter.  8984 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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