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The future of private transport in Australia [PDF 541.71 KB]

Private transport is likely to be markedly different in the years ahead, driven by a number of technological disruptors currently under development such as battery driven, autonomous (driverless) vehicles and the rapid advancement of care-share and ride-share vehicles.

Predictions are that these disruptions will lead to massive changes in the global vehicle industry, government regulation, and even urban design of our cities by as soon as 2030, yet little research to prepare for how these changes will be met and accepted by users and society generally. ​

This report by ClimateWorks Australia is one chapter of a broader project by a collaboration of Monash Research partners. It was developed to examine current knowledge and identify gaps in research we need to address if we are to better understand the challenges and opportunities that future transport may present.

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Building momentum: Impact Report 2016–2017 [PDF 3.57 MB]

ClimateWorks is proud to share our latest impact report, titled 'Building Momentum'. It covers many of our key achievements over the 2016-2017 financial year, which contributed to forward momentum towards our 'net zero emissions by 2050' future. As the report shows, ClimateWorks continues to deliver impact both through collaborative projects and our own initiatives.

 

Taking the Long View - Issues Paper

Taking the long view [PDF 3.52 MB]

The program released an Issues Paper in November 2017 titled Taking the Long view: Why a long term approach for the developing world is critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and climate safety. This Paper presents the compelling argument that decarbonisation (or avoided growth in emissions) is not only possible for developing countries, it is in fact essential for the achievement of other sustainable development goals. The significant adjustments required - policy, capacity, governance and financial - are complex and difficult, yet they must be a priority if countries are to achieve sustained economic growth, social development outcomes, and the environmental stability that is foundational to these two outcomes.

Joint Submission to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions: Proposed Fuel Efficiency Standard for Light Vehicles [PDF 827.43 KB]

A joint submission by ClimateWorks Australia and Future Climate Australia to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, illustrating that improving light vehicle fuel efficiency will help deliver Australia’s international climate commitments, improve air quality, reduce health impacts and deliver significant financial savings to the Australian economy.

Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project – Issues Paper [PDF 2.58 MB]

ClimateWorks Australia has partnered with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) to support the development of an industry-led and evidence-based pathway towards ambitious, long-term targets for energy performance requirements within the National Construction Code. The first publication in this project is an Issues Paper, with an interim report on project findings due in November 2017 and a final report including a policy pathway and cost-benefit analysis due in March of 2018.

The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia [PDF 5.65 MB]

The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia report provides an up-to-date assessment of Australia’s electric vehicle industry. While electric vehicles currently only make up 0.1% of the Australian vehicle market, our analysis of electric vehicle uptake, policy and consumer attitudes shows that momentum is building.

ClimateWorks Australia Submission to the Review of Australia's climate change policies [PDF 1.36 MB]

ClimateWorks' submission to the review of Australia's climate change policies outline the importance of a target of net zero emissions by 2050. Our submission draws on engagement with key stakeholders, as well as our extensive research, which demonstrates we can reach net zero emissions while growing employment and our economy. The submission also makes the case that while delay and policy uncertainty will increase costs, a net zero by 2050 target, as part of a long-term plan, enables an effective transition.

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Plug & Play: Facilitating grid connection of low emissions technologies — Consultation summary paper [PDF 826.36 KB]

See also the second report from this project.

For Australia to play its fair share in the global effort against climate change we must ensure that the innovative technologies and business models required to meet climate targets and drive energy productivity can readily participate in the energy market. The objective of the Plug and Play project is to identify and drive the implementation of institutional and policy solutions to make grid connections for existing and emerging technologies as straightforward and cost effective as possible for customers and proponents, while safeguarding electricity supply.

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