How will we decarbonise as a nation? Harnessing a combination of technology, society and policy that drive new and existing solutions.
‘Decarbonisation futures’ explores how Australia can limit global warming through technological, social and policy drivers. Recent years have seen significant technological changes that have greatly improved the prospects for decarbonising Australia’s economy. However, these innovations aren’t currently considered in policy and planning. Exploring them allows us to better reflect what the world could look like, plan accordingly and capitalise on opportunities. With appropriate policy and societal support, new and emerging technologies can both cut emissions and grow Australia’s economy into the future.
2. Our team
Our Decarbonisation futures team has experience across data analysis, modelling, strategy, sustainability, policy, communications and more.
3. Our partners
- DELWP QLD
- Clean Energy Finance Corp
- Climate KIC
Decarbonisation Futures: Solutions, actions and benchmarks for a net zero emissions Australia
Climateworks’ seminal report shows how technologies in each sector can achieve climate goals in Australia when rebuilding the economy to be resilient for the future.
Decarbonisation Futures: buildings
Can innovation in buildings help shift our trajectory towards decarbonisation? The buildings sector is the driver of about a fifth of Australia’s emissions.
Decarbonisation futures: industry
Can we reduce emissions and grow our industrial sector by transforming the way we extract, make and supply goods?
After the pandemic: how Australia can be a net zero nation by 2050 and stimulate the economy getting there.
The rapid progress and plummeting cost of green technology provide an unprecedented opportunity for Australia to move to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
The briefing room: Decarbonisation Futures
In April 2020 Climateworks Australia launched Decarbonisation Futures, which sets out detailed evidence of how major sectors of the Australian economy can move to net zero emissions and keep warming below 2 degrees, and even 1.5 degrees.
The briefing room: The energy transition
Recent research from Climateworks and CSIRO shows that viable paths to zero emissions exist for all major economic sectors in Australia. On 13 May 2020 as part of the Climateworks webinar series ‘the briefing room’, CEO Anna Skarbek joined CSIRO’s Chief Energy Economist Paul Graham and Morgan Stanley’s Rob Koh on the pathway to net zero energy.
The briefing room: Industry transitions
The positive outcomes for Australia’s economy in a shift towards zero emissions are well-canvassed.
The briefing room: Transport – moving to zero
New Climateworks research identifies the solutions available now to shift Australia’s transport network to net zero emissions.
Stimulating Australia’s economy and reaching climate goals can share a single pathway
The latest launch by Climateworks Australia, the Decarbonisation Futures report, builds on previous modelling to show that pathways to zero emissions by 2050 remain open, with new technology enabling Australia to achieve an outcome compatible with a global temperature rise of under 1.5 degrees. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this work is being looked at in a new light – as a way to rebuild Australia’s economy in a climate-friendly fashion.
Anna Skarbek joins Australia’s biggest online energy event.
Hosted by the Smart Energy Council and RenewEconomy Stimulus Summit: A Renewables-Led Economic Recovery attracted over 3,500 delegates from across Australia.
Anna Skarbek presents at the Clean Energy Councils Clean Recovery Forum.
On Tuesday 5 May, the Clean Energy Council held a forum with leading political, industry and community representatives to discuss the potential of A Clean Recovery to lead Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
Carbon conversations: Anna Skarbek talks Climateworks’ major report.
On the back of Climateworks’ seminal report release, Decarbonisation Futures, CEO Anna Skarbek joined the Carbon Market Institute’s John Connor to discuss the findings.
Energy Insiders Podcast: Anna Skarbek on Australia’s rapid and low cost path to zero emissions
Since the release of ClimateWork’s 2014 report Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation technology costs are far lower and more advanced.
Energy Efficiency Council launches First Fuel Podcast, featuring Climateworks CEO Anna Skarbek.
On May 6 the Energy Efficiency Council launched the first episode of its new podcast, First Fuel, on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response, with Climateworks CEO Anna Skarbek and our major report Decarbonisation Futures the first to be featured.
How can climate action help drive Australia’s recovery? Anna Skarbek in conversation with Australia at Home.
The action needed to address the threat of climate change could also be key to stimulating Australia’s economic recovery from Covid-19.