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Accelerating Australia’s EV uptake can save vehicle owners $1,300 per year in running costs
Australians could save more than $20 billion in petrol and maintenance costs if electric vehicles (EVs) made up three-quarters of new car sales by 2030, according to Climateworks Centre analysis released today. New report Accelerating EV uptake: Policies to realise Australia’s electric vehicle potential, shows raising Australia’s ambition to 76 per cent of new vehicle purchases being electric by 2030, and 100 per cent by 2035, would benefit consumers and cut transport emissions.
‘Setting up industrial regions for net zero’ report finds huge potential for decarbonisation
Major industrial regions – including the Pilbara, Kwinana, Hunter, Illawarra and Gladstone – have the natural resources, workforce and baseline infrastructure that can be expanded to support Australia’s net zero transition, according to a new report.
Climateworks Centre: updating our name to recognise our reach beyond Australia
After more than a decade bridging the gap between research and climate action, we’re updating our name to recognise our work in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Natural Capital Investment Initiative to accelerate, thanks to a multi-year funding commitment
Agriculture businesses working to improve natural capital, while reducing emissions, will be able to test common measurement frameworks and new incentives under the next phase of the Natural Capital Investment Initiative, which has secured three years of funding from the Macdoch Foundation.
Tonga fulfils another commitment to the Paris Agreement
On November 11th 2021, the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC) on behalf of the Government of Tonga, submitted Tonga’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2021 – 2050 (LT-LEDS) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.
Climateworks statement on the federal government’s net zero by 2050 announcement
Ahead of COP26, Australia’s federal government has set a target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Australia can capitalise on state and territory net zero momentum to keep the global 1.5 degree goal in play: report
State and territory government net zero targets and policies since the start of 2020 demonstrate Australia is capable of meeting global expectations for climate action, according to a new report by Climateworks Australia released today.
Net zero ambition in infrastructure: Western Australia’s draft strategy is a step forward for the sector
Last month, the state infrastructure advisory body of Western Australia released their inaugural state infrastructure strategy in draft form for public input.
Energy sector climate commitments are insufficient for Australia to achieve a Paris-aligned transition to net zero: report
Australia’s energy companies are starting to move on emissions, but the country’s highest-emitting sector can and must set a faster transition pace.
Benefits of lifting Australian National Construction Code energy standards reaffirmed in joint statement
Climateworks Centre is among more than 100 organisations to sign a joint statement emphasising the strong community support in Australia for lifting energy standards in the 2022 National Construction Code.
MoU between Monash, Climateworks and state agency BPKP will assist Indonesia’s transition to a green economy
BPKP, Indonesia’s regulator for state-owned enterprises and key public sector agencies, has taken a significant step towards implementing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) plans, by signing a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Monash University, Indonesia and Climateworks Centre.
Westpac and the CEFC are the latest to join a major industry initiative exploring Australian industry’s transition to net zero emissions in supply chains
Westpac and the CEFC join major industry initiative to explore net zero emissions in supply chains, underscoring the key role of finance in the transition.
The ocean is essential to tackling climate change. So why has it been neglected in global climate talks?
Climate change is commonly discussed as though it’s a uniquely atmospheric phenomena.
The Morrison government is set to finally announce a 2050 net-zero commitment. Here’s a ‘to do’ list for each sector
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has finally struck a deal with the Nationals and is expected to take a pledge of net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 to the Glasgow climate conference.
Climateworks report shows what net zero best practice means for business and reveals examples of Australian companies getting it right
Two Australian ASX-listed companies have set net zero emissions targets fully aligned with global science and there is evidence of growing climate leadership in most corporate sectors.
NCC22 update: Draft provisions a chance to embed long-awaited energy improvement measures for new homes
This week, the Australian Building Codes Board released for public consultation the draft National Construction Code 2022 provisions.
Heavy industry’s net-zero transition effort boosted by $2m ARENA grant and partnership with Rio, HSBC
An effort to transition ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors to net-zero emissions by 2050, including iron and steel, aluminium and chemical supply chains has been boosted by both a $2 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and major players Rio Tinto and HSBC joining the initiative, along with research provider BloombergNEF.
On the road again: here’s how the states can accelerate Australia’s sputtering electric vehicle transition
Rupert Posner, Climateworks Australia Last month, Volkswagen Australia chief Michael Bartsch revealed Australia’s clean technology laws were so weak, his German head office would not supply Australians with the company’s top selling mid-range electric vehicles.
Australia’s resources sector is preparing for the global net zero transition, but action to address the most significant source of emissions falls well short of the 2050 goal: report
Resource companies are moving their operations towards net zero by 2050, but more action is needed to address downstream scope 3 emissions, according to a new report about the climate commitments of Australia’s 22 largest resource companies.