Hear from our experts as they track this year’s Australian corporate and government progress towards a 1.5°C future.
The 2022 Australian federal election shifted the national conversation on decarbonisation, and resulted in an increase in Australia’s ambition for emissions reduction. Meanwhile, a growing number of companies strengthened their own net zero commitments as more investors globally looked to support the energy transition.
But how ambitious are the new Australian Government’s policies? Are the states and territories still leading the way when it comes to climate action? And how do current corporate emissions reduction targets compare with what is needed to limit global warming to under 1.5°C?
This webinar hosted by Alison Cleary, lead of our Sustainable Economies team, presents our latest in-depth analysis of government and corporate climate action in Australia.
Senior analyst Milad Mousavian previews our upcoming report examining the progress Australian governments have made on climate action in 2022.
Tom Wainwright, who leads our Sustainable Corporates team, and senior analyst Coral Bravo present the work Climateworks has done tracking the emissions reduction commitments of ASX200 companies and assessing them against a 1.5°C future.
These presentations are followed by a Q&A session. This event was recorded live on December 6, 2022.
Related reports and resources
The following reports and resources are mentioned in the webinar:
- Government climate action: Leading policies and programs in Australia
- 1.5°C climate goal: How does the ASX200 stack up in 2022?
- Net Zero Momentum Tracker
You can also watch this and previous Briefing Room webinars on the Climateworks Centre YouTube channel.
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ABOUT THE PANEL
System Lead – Sustainable Corporates
Tom oversees a program of work designed to support Australian corporates on their path to net zero. This includes research and analysis to define best practice for corporate commitments and strategies to measure corporate progress.
His team supports companies seeking to accelerate their net zero transition through training and education. The team also connects business with sustainable finance, and engages with governments and regulators to help them better work with the corporate sector towards the net zero end goal.
Before joining Climateworks, Tom developed his expertise in technology consulting and organisational change management, focusing on the people and change impacts of large-scale business transformations.
Coral leads data gathering and analysis for Climateworks’ Net Zero Momentum Tracker project which tracks corporate Australia’s progress towards net zero emissions.
Previously, she supported the research and project scoping processes within Climateworks’ International Team.
Before joining Climateworks, Coral developed her project management and process optimisation skills working in an educational service provider company in Mexico.
Milad works within the Sustainable Economies team, applying system thinking and analytical modelling to deepen Climateworks’ expertise in climate and energy policy. He also contributes to briefing papers, reports and stakeholder engagement.
Before joining Climateworks, Milad was an energy analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) where he delivered analytical reports and participated in media interviews and podcasts on topics including energy finance and carbon capture and storage.
System Lead – Sustainable Economies
Alison leads our Sustainable Economies system, supporting the development of net zero strategies and aligned policy. This team encourages green economic diversification, with consideration of economic and development co-benefits that the shift towards sustainable economies can deliver
Alison is a management, communications and advocacy specialist with 30 years of experience in the built environment, social justice, community development and environment sectors in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
She has worked in a number of roles with Oxfam and the Australian Conservation Foundation, including as Oxfam International’s Tsunami Policy Lead, following the 2004 Asian Tsunami.