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Garnaut Climate Change Review

Draft Report

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    The Garnaut Review released its Draft Report on 4 July 2008. The Draft Report was a stage in the journey toward the Final Report, which was released on 30 September 2009. It follows the Interim Report and the Emissions Trading Scheme Discussion Paper released in February 2008 and March 2008 respectively. A Supplementary Draft Report was released on 5 September 2008.

    The Draft Report describes the methodology that the Review is applying to the:
    • evaluation of the costs and benefits of climate change mitigation
    • application of the science of climate change to Australia
    • international context of Australian mitigation, and
    • Australian mitigation policy.


    The Garnaut Climate Change Review Draft Report is available for viewing in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) or download in Portable Document Format (PDF). To read PDF files, use Adobe Reader. Please see 'Accessibility' for more information.

Preliminary pages



Corrigenda (list of corrections)

Title pages

Table of contents


Terms of reference

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Chapter 1: Australia's climate change challenge (Summary)

Chapter 2: Policy choice about climate change mitigation

Chapter 3: The science of climate change

Chapter 4: Emissions in the Platinum Age

Chapter 5: Observations and projections of global climate change

Chapter 6: The Australian context to climate change

Chapter 7: Impacts of climate change on Australia

Chapter 8: Australia's emissions and the economy

Chapter 9: The modelled economic consequences of climate change in Australia

Chapter 10: The wider costs and benefits of climate change mitigation in Australia

Chapter 11: The international response to climate change to date: an assessment

Chapter 12: Towards agreement on global and national emissions limits

Chapter 13: Deepening international collaboration

Chapter 14: Australian mitigation: overview of the policy challenge

Chapter 15: An Australian emissions trading scheme

Chapter 16: Research, development and innovation

Chapter 17: Network infrastructure market failures

Chapter 18: Information and agency barriers

Chapter 19: Income distribution effects of climate change mitigation policy

Chapter 20: The energy transformation

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End matter

List of figures and tables

List of shortened forms

Units of measurement


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Full Draft Report

Full Draft Report - PDF file

Full Draft Report - Compressed PDF (WinZip file)

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