Find our latest sector-based reports tracking momentum towards net zero emissions by or before 2050.
REPORTS BY SECTOR
The energy sector report is prepared by Climateworks Australia with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute and evaluates the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of 20 energy companies (electricity generators and, electricity and gas retailers) based on the value of their total emissions.
The resources sector report is prepared by Climateworks Australia with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute and evaluates the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of 22 resources companies based on the value of their total emissions.
The superannuation sector report is prepared by Climateworks Australia with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute and evaluates the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of 20 Superannuation Organisations based on the value of their total assets.
The transport sector report is prepared by Climateworks Australia with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute and evaluates the climate commitments of 32 Australian transport operators and logistics companies to assess their alignment with the goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
Prepared by Climateworks with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute, the retail report assesses the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of 23 leading Australian retail companies.
Prepared by Climateworks with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute the local government report assesses the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of Australia’s 57 largest local governments.
The banking sector report is prepared by Climateworks Australia with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute and assesses the climate commitments and activities of Australia’s largest banks, based on the total value of their Australian assets and including those with the highest reported emissions.
The property sector report is prepared by Climateworks Australia with the Monash Sustainability Development Institute and examines all property companies listed in the ASX 200 and all of those required to report their emissions under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act.
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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.
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.
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.
Net zero momentum tracker – transport report
More actions are needed if Australia’s transportation sector is to cut emissions in line with global goals.
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.
Net zero momentum tracker – local government report
Local governments are seizing the chance to lead on emissions reduction.
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.
Case study: AustralianSuper
AustralianSuper sets ambitious net zero emissions by 2050 goal as the sector shifts.
Case study: Cbus
Cbus announces a comprehensive plan to achieve net zero emissions for its investment portfolio by 2050.
Case study: Telstra
Telstra announces carbon neutral operations from 2020. In March, the telecommunications giant took a leap towards net zero through a commitment to reduce its operational emissions, with scope to address absolute emissions.
Case study: Yarra Trams
Yarra Trams is the brand name for Melbourne’s tram network. It is a franchise, currently operated by Keolis Downer, a joint venture that operates light rail and bus services in several Australian states.
Case study: Kathmandu
Kathmandu has over 160 stores in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, manufactures goods in 101 factories in Asia, New Zealand and Europe and sources materials from Asia, Australasia and the US.
Case study: Wyndham city council
Wyndham City Council falls within one of Melbourne’s designated growth corridors, and has a projected population forecast of over 240,000 by 2036.
Case Study: Australia’s ‘big four’ banks
Among the 20 banks assessed in the Net Zero Momentum Tracker banking sector report, the largest four banks – ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac – hold over 80 per cent of total resident assets reported by Australian banking institutions and almost 90 per cent of the resident assets reported by institutions included in this study.
Case study: Bank Australia
As a mutual bank, Bank Australia is owned by its customers who vote on key decisions to ensure the bank’s activities are in line with their values.
Case study: Lendlease
Lendlease Europe joins World Green Building Council’s ‘Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment’ on the back of a global commitment to absolute zero emissions by 2040. Lendlease, the global property company, has set a precedent for its sector, addressing all material sources of emissions throughout its operations and supply chain – including suppliers, tenants and residents.
Case study: HESTA
HESTA’s net zero by 2050 target sets a new benchmark for climate action in Australia’s superannuation industry.
Case study: Qantas
Qantas is Australia’s largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.
Case Study: Australia Post
Australia Post is in the process of replacing its delivery motorbikes, vans and trucks with electric vehicles (Australia Post 2019).
Case study: Woolworths
Woolworths aims to reduce direct emissions from its operations to 60 per cent below 2015 levels by 2030 and has pledged to eventually adopt a target ‘in line with the level of carbon reduction required to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels’ through the SBTi initiative (Woolworths Group 2019).
Case study: Cities of Sydney and Melbourne
In February 2020, the Cities of Sydney and Melbourne announced their intention to bring forward their community-wide net zero emissions target by a decade to 2040.
Case study: City of Adelaide
The City of Adelaide aims to be the world’s first carbon neutral city.
Case study: GPT Group
One of Australia’s largest diversified property groups, GPT owns and manages some of Australia’s most well-known retail, office and logistics properties including Melbourne Central, Sydney’s Australia Square and Brisbane’s Riverside Centre.