ClimateWorks is proud to share our latest impact report, titled 'Building Momentum'. It covers many of our key achievements over the 2016-2017 financial year, which contributed to forward momentum towards our 'net zero emissions by 2050' future. As the report shows, ClimateWorks continues to deliver impact both through collaborative projects and our own initiatives.
Taking the long view - Why a long term approach for the developing world is critical to achieving sustainable development goals and climate safety [PDF 3.52 MB]
Developing countries have much to gain, and potentially much to lose, in the world’s rapid transition towards net zero emissions. ‘Taking the Long View’ argues that not only is decarbonisation (or avoided growth in emissions) possible for developing countries, it is in fact essential for the achievement of other sustainable development goals. The significant adjustments required - policy, capacity, governance and financial - are complex and difficult, yet they must be a priority if countries are to achieve sustained economic growth, social development outcomes, and the environmental stability that is foundational to these two outcomes.
Joint Submission to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions: Proposed Fuel Efficiency Standard for Light Vehicles [PDF 827.43 KB]
A joint submission by ClimateWorks Australia and Future Climate Australia to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, illustrating that improving light vehicle fuel efficiency will help deliver Australia’s international climate commitments, improve air quality, reduce health impacts and deliver significant financial savings to the Australian economy.
ClimateWorks Australia has partnered with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) to support the development of an industry-led and evidence-based pathway towards ambitious, long-term targets for energy performance requirements within the National Construction Code. The first publication in this project is an Issues Paper, with an interim report on project findings due in November 2017 and a final report including a policy pathway and cost-benefit analysis due in March of 2018.
Power Up: Australia’s electricity sector can and should do more to deliver on our climate commitments [PDF 6.56 MB]
Australia’s electricity sector needs to make larger emissions reductions to meet the 2030 national emissions target and put the country on a trajectory to net zero emissions by 2050, according to Power Up: Australia’s electricity sector can and should do more to deliver on our climate commitments, a new ClimateWorks Australia report.
The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia report provides an up-to-date assessment of Australia’s electric vehicle industry. While electric vehicles currently only make up 0.1% of the Australian vehicle market, our analysis of electric vehicle uptake, policy and consumer attitudes shows that momentum is building.
Climate change presents significant and unique challenges to the business models of many companies. Additionally, long term strategies to align with these goals are not regularly part of companies planning and reporting activities. The global transition to a two degree economy has begun. This guide shows how the businesses can prepare.
ClimateWorks Australia Submission to the Review of Australia's climate change policies [PDF 1.36 MB]
ClimateWorks' submission to the review of Australia's climate change policies outline the importance of a target of net zero emissions by 2050. Our submission draws on engagement with key stakeholders, as well as our extensive research, which demonstrates we can reach net zero emissions while growing employment and our economy. The submission also makes the case that while delay and policy uncertainty will increase costs, a net zero by 2050 target, as part of a long-term plan, enables an effective transition.
ClimateWorks Australia has made significant progress in the seven years since launching our mission to catalyse substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions across Australia’s economy.
Could Boosting Energy Productivity Improve Your Investment Performance? A Guide For Investors [PDF 1.58 MB]
This guide is designed to encourage more investors to enter constructive conversations with companies around energy-related issues. Our analysis covered 70 companies, including many well known and leading businesses, across six sectors: airlines, automobiles, chemicals, construction materials, paper, and steel.
A summary of the report prepared by ClimateWorks Australia for the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) exploring the profound and cost-effective emissions reductions opportunities presented by Australia’s built environment.
The full report prepared by ClimateWorks Australia for the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) exploring the profound and cost-effective emissions reductions opportunities presented by Australia’s built environment.