Companies could improve their profits by 2-10% each year by saving energy. That’s just one of the findings of ClimateWorks Australia’s Energy Productivity Index, a world-first attempt to assess companies' energy performance and help investors make better decisions.
ClimateWorks’ Head of Implementation Scott Ferraro and Engagement Manager Adam Majcher joined 94.7 FM's The Sustainable Hour to discuss how Australia can achieve a net zero emissions future in four easy steps, why Paris was significant and why the ClimateWorks team are optimistic we will get there.
The first global energy productivity benchmark for listed industrial companies reveals that 70 per cent of companies analysed could have significant room for improvement around energy use.
On Friday, April 22 in New York, more than 130 countries are expected to formally sign the historic Paris agreement on climate change. Australia is expected to be among this first group along with the world’s largest emitters – China and the US. The agreement commits every country in the United Nations to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and to pursue efforts to limit increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees.
The introduction of best practice CO2 emission standards for light vehicles could achieve about 10 per cent of the Federal Government’s 2030 emissions reduction target, according to new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia.
Risks around reducing Australia’s demand for imported fuels were considered in a recent report, using ClimateWorks Australia’s 2050 Pathways calculator to model a range of scenarios. The report identified approaches which could offer significant contributions to Australia’s energy productivity and highlighted benefits that reduced demand could offer Australia, in terms of national fuel security and impact on our carbon reduction targets.
A broad coalition of representatives from Australia’s emerging Electric Vehicle market is calling on the Federal Government to support a nationally co-ordinated approach to support the move from petrol and diesel, to electric cars.
On March 15, ClimateWorks Australia Chair, Professor John Thwaites and CEO, Anna Skarbek attended a roundtable discussion on climate change with Mary Robinson, the former Irish president, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Climate Change.
The Ian Potter Foundation has announced a $3 million grant over four years to Monash University, to boost the capacity of ClimateWorks Australia to facilitate Australia’s transition to a zero net carbon future. The grant highlights the vital role philanthropy plays in addressing climate change, which presents both the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity of our time.
Australia can reduce emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 on a trajectory to net zero emissions by 2050, according to new analysis released by ClimateWorks Australia today.