Emma Aisbett to lead new ARC Linkage project on trade and climate governance
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RegNet Fellow Emma Aisbett was awarded an ARC Linkage together with ANU CIs Prof Justin Borevitz, Prof Stuart Howden and Dr Matthew Stocks for their project, “Embedded emissions accounting: frameworks for trade in a net-zero world”.
This project aims to inform Government on potential accounting frameworks for greenhouse emissions embedded in tradable products. Public frameworks are urgently needed given the emergence internationally of trade-related climate policies such as carbon border adjustment mechanisms. The project expects to contribute to global knowledge on embedded emissions frameworks by combining economic, engineering, science and policy perspectives.
Expected outcomes include improved: capability within Government; understanding among Australian stakeholders; and integration with international approaches. Expected benefits include lower regulatory barriers to global emissions reductions, and fairer access to international markets for Australian producers.