Recognising Australia’s natural resources as assets can help drive investment that sustains the country’s food security and biodiversity. The widespread adoption of innovative and sustainable land practices relies on measuring and valuing environmental ‘assets’ to encourage the adoption of best practices.
Economy-wide adoption of a net zero ambition is critical to achieving the Paris Agreement. There has been no central place to track net zero commitments in Australia, until now.
Around 70% of Australia’s emissions can be influenced by infrastructure projects. The large scale and scope of infrastructure’s influence means a small number of innovative projects can be transformative in enabling Australia’s path to net zero emissions.
Transport emissions are rising due to population and domestic product growth. But the sector offers one of the most profitable emissions reduction opportunities. In 2018, Australia’s transport emissions were up 19% from 2005 levels.
Introduction We brought Australian industry together to accelerate action towards achieving net zero supply chains by mid century. As our trading partners decarbonise and countries and companies set goals for net zero emissions by 2050, the ability of Australia’s industrial sectors to transition is significant for the Australian economy and the country’s ability to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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.
Transforming Australia’s food and land use system is vital to address and adapt to climate change. The world faces an enormous challenge to sustainably provide healthy food for a growing population, while also addressing and adapting to climate change.