On Friday, April 22 in New York, more than 130 countries are expected to formally sign the historic Paris agreement on climate change. Australia is expected to be among this first group along with the world’s largest emitters – China and the US. The agreement commits every country in the United Nations to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and to pursue efforts to limit increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees.
The introduction of best practice CO2 emission standards for light vehicles could achieve about 10 per cent of the Federal Government’s 2030 emissions reduction target, according to new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia.
Risks around reducing Australia’s demand for imported fuels were considered in a recent report, using ClimateWorks Australia’s 2050 Pathways calculator to model a range of scenarios. The report identified approaches which could offer significant contributions to Australia’s energy productivity and highlighted benefits that reduced demand could offer Australia, in terms of national fuel security and impact on our carbon reduction targets.
A broad coalition of representatives from Australia’s emerging Electric Vehicle market is calling on the Federal Government to support a nationally co-ordinated approach to support the move from petrol and diesel, to electric cars.
On March 15, ClimateWorks Australia Chair, Professor John Thwaites and CEO, Anna Skarbek attended a roundtable discussion on climate change with Mary Robinson, the former Irish president, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change.
The Ian Potter Foundation has announced a $3 million grant over four years to Monash University, to boost the capacity of ClimateWorks Australia to facilitate Australia’s transition to a zero net carbon future. The grant highlights the vital role philanthropy plays in addressing climate change, which presents both the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity of our time.
Australia can reduce emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 on a trajectory to net zero emissions by 2050, according to new analysis released by ClimateWorks Australia today.
A new report released today shows how 15 countries including Australia could together cut emissions in half while tripling economic output
Developing a pathway for Australia to move to a low carbon economy by 2050
Renowned economist, Prof Jeffrey Sachs is visiting in May