In June 2018, CEDA released its second policy perspective for 2014: The Economics of Climate Change.
This report examines the economic impact of climate change for Australia, explores the responses of other nations and considers what policies will be most effective for Australia to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Releasing, The Economics of Climate Change, CEDA Chief Executive Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin said climate change was both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter.
"The undeniable fact is that Australia's economy will be critically exposed on two significant economic fronts if we do not ensure an appropriate response to climate change," he said.
"The first area that leaves our economy exposed if we don't take action, relates to the consequences of increasing extreme weather events and the economic and social impact that these events have on Australia's production capacity."
The second area where Australia stands exposed economically to the effects of climate change relates to the availability of capital to fund its infrastructure and other critical needs.
Download research report - The Economics of Climate Change (pdf)
Read the media release - Economy at risk if climate change not addressed
Read opinion piece - Why climate change has everything to do with economics by CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin.
Martijn Wilder AM
This chapter examines what is happening globally with climate change policy in both the public and private sectors and how this may change financing and investment decisions both internationally and here in Australia.
Professor Quentin Grafton and Professor Rodney J Keenan
This chapter presents a framework for assessing climate risks and considering possible actions that may lower climate risks.
This chapter examines current climate change mitigation policies and options for how Australia can strategically respond to climate change.
CEDA held climate policy events around the country as part of launch of The Economics of Climate Change.