A task of this scale and complexity requires the contributions of many people and many organisations.
This report is the product of a collaborative effort across the Australian Government, the Garnaut Climate Change Review and leading national and international climate change economists.
The Treasury’s climate change modelling team is led by Meghan Quinn. Team members are Liangyue Cao, Andrew Ceber, Patrick Costello, Robert Ewing, Owen Gabbitas, Jyothi Gali, Andrew Gurney, Melissa Hinson, Shane Johnson, Damian Mullaly, Hom Pant, Temay Rigzin, Kath Rowley, Robert Scealy, Tom Skladzien, Robyn Stuart and Nicholas Stoney. Helal Ahammad, Sam Hester, David Stephan, Maya Stuart-Fox and Bruce Taplin also contributed.
Philip Adams, Warwick McKibbin, Walter Gerardi, Paul Graham and Jayant Sathaye made invaluable contributions to the economic modelling. We are also indebted to Kevin Burns, Peter Chan, Alison Demaria, Sarah Hall, Edwina Heyhoe, Kenton Lawson, Gary Richards, Marty Robinson and Robert Waterworth.
We owe thanks to the Garnaut Climate Change Review team, in particular Ross Garnaut, Ana Markulev, Ron Ben-David, Matt Clark, Peter Downes, Elizabeth Edye, Stephen Howes, Frank Jotzo, Greg Watts and Tony Wood.
Within Treasury, we are very grateful for the support and advice provided by David Gruen, Maryanne Mrakovcic and Steve French.
Many government departments and public agencies have supported this work with resources, ideas and expertise. They include: ABARE; Australian Bureau of Statistics; Bureau of Rural Sciences, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics; CSIRO; Department of Climate Change; Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism; Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts; Productivity Commission; Reserve Bank of Australia.
We are grateful to Graeme Pearman, John Higgins, Roger Jones, Bruce Mapstone, Will Steffen and Tom Wigley for their advice and assistance on the science of climate change.
Special thanks to Ann Duffy, Jill Cropp, Luise McCulloch, David Scarano, Jim Thomson, the Energy and Greenhouse Policy Unit led by Natalie Horvat, and the production team who worked with us to edit drafts and prepare the report for publication.
Finally, thanks to the many other organisations and individuals within and outside government who contributed to our understanding of the economics of climate change mitigation.