Australia’s 20 largest banks are taking steps to reduce emissions from their investment and lending portfolios, but their actions are ad hoc and not yet fully aligned to the net zero goal of the Paris Climate Agreement, according to the latest Net Zero Momentum Tracker report.
In October 2019 ClimateWorks published the Natural Capital Roadmap, presenting the ideas of over 300 leaders in farming, forestry, natural resource management, conservation, finance, policy, research and government on how to progress the natural capital agenda in Australia.
Our international team is engaged in low carbon discussions across the region as part of our growing program.
With support from European Climate Foundation and the 2050 Pathways Program, the Global Green Growth Institute and ClimateWorks Australia visited Tonga in August to conduct scoping for the development of Tonga’s Long Term – Low Emissions Development Strategy.
Sector-wide adoption of a net zero ambition is critical to achieving the global mandate to keep temperatures well below 20C whilst striving for 1.50C. The property sector’s influence on overall emissions is extensive. In a new report, ClimateWorks and the Monash Sustainability Development Institute show key players in the property sector are laying the foundations to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The Adam Majcher Legacy Program seeks to build the capabilities of a future climate leader with placements across ClimateWorks, the Climate Reality Project and Common Cause. The inaugural award was this year given to 24 year old Melissa Yoon. Here she shares her ClimateWorks experience.
ClimateWorks research shows that councils and organisations could save money in the long term by choosing electric for their fleets.
In July, building ministers agreed to develop stronger minimum energy standards for new houses and apartments. It's a timely agreement that could set Australian homes towards lower energy bills, less strain on the electricity network and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
CSIRO partnered with NAB, ClimateWorks and more than 20 other partners to develop the Australian National Outlook 2019.
A 24-year old university student from North Melbourne, Melissa Yoon has been awarded the inaugural Adam Majcher Legacy Fellowship that trains and builds the capacities of a future climate leader.