1. Introduction

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.

Many major global companies have incorporated a goal of limiting global warming to well below 20C,  striving for 1.5 degrees. In Australia, businesses and governments are doing the same. But there is no easily accessible place to assess these commitments, making them difficult to track. The ‘Net zero momentum tracker’ brings emissions reduction commitments together in one place.

What we’re doing

ClimateWorks is undertaking analysis of commitments, working with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. The initiative will produce regular updates on emissions reduction pledges and activity across key sectors. 

Working with business and government

The project engages leaders across business, government, and industry peak bodies. It aims to understand the challenges and opportunities they face, communicate findings, and share lessons from those that are leading the way.

Tracking and driving momentum

We are tracking and driving momentum by demonstrating what organisations are doing, and how we can encourage more ambitious commitments.

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2. How we'll get there

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Sector-based analysis and reporting

Our team of analysts will release sector-based reports on how the sector is moving towards net zero emissions, and who is leading the way

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Engage with business and government

We work with sector and government leaders to share sector insights to make net zero a reality for them

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Tracking momentum

We will use our online tracker to show how momentum is building across sectors

3. Our team

Our team has experience across engineering, project management, data gathering and analysis, research, scoping and more.


Our team


Our team has experience across engineering, project management, data gathering and analysis, research, scoping and more.


4. Our partners

Monash Sustainable Development Institute

5. Resources

Net zero momentum tracker – online

There has been no central place to track net zero emissions commitments in Australia, until now.

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Net zero momentum tracker – energy sector

Australia’s energy sector must accelerate its pace of decarbonisation if Australia is to reach net zero emissions, in line with the global climate goals.

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Net zero momentum tracker – resources sector

The Australian resources sector must rise to the challenge of the global net zero transition The Net Zero Momentum Tracker Resources Sector report, the seventh sector report in a series by ClimateWorks Australia with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, analyses 22 of Australia’s biggest emitters within the resources sector.

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Net zero momentum tracker – superannuation sector

Super sector moves on emissions, as funds commit to net zero Superannuation is an influential component of Australia’s economy and a significant and growing source of investment in domestic assets.

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Net zero momentum tracker – transport report

More actions are needed if Australia’s transportation sector is to cut emissions in line with global goals.

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Net zero momentum tracker – retail report

Retailers are realising their important role in reducing Australia’s carbon emissions The latest Net Zero Momentum Tracker report assesses the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of 23 leading Australian retail companies.

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Net zero momentum tracker – local government report

Local governments are seizing the chance to lead on emissions reduction.

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Net zero momentum tracker – banking sector report

Australian banks are taking steps towards net zero emissions, but actions are not yet comprehensive.

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Net zero momentum tracker – property sector report

Australia’s property sector is building momentum towards net zero emissions. Sector-wide adoption of a net zero ambition is critical to achieving Paris-aligned targets.

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