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Zeroing In: Impact Report 2017–18 [PDF 1.87 MB]

The ‘Zeroing in’ report summarises key ClimateWorks impacts over the 2017-18 period. Along with key reports including Tracking Progress, we delivered analysis for buildings, finance (climate scenario work), transport and energy, helped capacity build through education and launched several major new programs.

 

Build to Perform in Northern Australia: An industry led pathway to a zero carbon ready building code [PDF 1.43 MB]

Built to Perform in Northern Australia is an addendum to Built to Perform - An industry led pathway to a zero carbon ready building code, Trajectory Project published in July 2018. This Northern Australia report sets out potential energy performance targets in the National Construction Code specific to Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia’s unique climates. The technical report can be downloaded from the ASBEC website here.

Horizon to horizon [PDF 6.94 MB]

Horizon to horizon: A Pacific Island country guide to creating long term climate resilience, net zero emissions development, and a sustainable future was developed in close consultation with stakeholders from across the Pacific. This tailored guide outlines a step by step process, specifically for Pacific island countries, to assist in the design of their own long term economy-wide strategies, identifying and solving roadblocks to implementation, and determining financing needs and sources.

SMART Tool [PDF 164.78 KB]

This Strategic Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience (SMART) Tool is a downloadable Excel resource which accompanies the Horizon to horizon guide. It has been designed to help Pacific Island leaders identify and better understand interactions between mitigation actions and adaptation and resilience priorities. Please refer to the SMART guide and briefing paper for information on how to use this SMART Tool.

SMART guide and briefing paper [PDF 940.41 KB]

This SMART guide and briefing paper along with the SMART Tool, accompany the Horizon to horizon guide. Combined, these resources aim to simplify the process for developing and implementing long term, low emissions development strategies, while drawing out the interconnected benefits of long term planning for other strategic country-specific priorities.

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Download: Tracking progress to net zero emissions [PDF 3.51 MB]

The latest Tracking Progress report from ClimateWorks (September 2018) shows Australia is not yet on track to meet its emissions reduction targets as stipulated under the Paris Agreement - but there are still many opportunities to get there.

Tracking Progress to net zero emissions, has found Australia needs to double its emissions reduction progress to achieve the federal government's target of 26-28 per cent by 2030, and triple its progress in order to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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Built to Perform: An industry led pathway to a zero carbon ready building code [PDF 6.64 MB]

Energy standards in Australia’s National Construction Code must be urgently upgraded if new buildings are to be fit and ready for a zero carbon future, according to a new report ​Built to Perform,​ prepared by ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council. The report shows that setting stronger energy standards for new buildings in the Code could, between now and 2050, reduce energy bills by up to $27 billion, cut energy network costs by up to $7 billion and deliver at least 78 million tonnes of cumulative emissions savings.

Click here to read the Built to Perform report.

The detailed methodology, numbers and results presented in the Built to Perform report are underpinned by analysis set out in the Technical Report, available here.

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The State of Electric Vehicles in Australia — Second Report [PDF 8.93 MB]

On the back of global trends, media interest and growing consumer awareness at home, Australia’s electric vehicle industry grew slightly last year, according to this new report, released by the Electric Vehicle Council and ClimateWorks Australia. But this second ‘State of electric vehicles’ report also notes Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world and there are several opportunities to improve uptake, including a supportive policy environment through regulatory, financial and non-financial policies and incentives; and the introduction of light vehicle CO2 emissions standards (over 80 per cent of the world auto market already has such standards; Australia is one of few developed countries that does not). It also notes government at all levels could use their greater purchasing power to encourage broader uptake of EVs.

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Plug & Play 2 - Enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards [Full Report] [PDF 370.02 KB]

Energy sector experts predict that, going forward, Australia’s electricity network will rely less on large centralised electricity generation as more individuals and businesses install renewable generation on their own premises. For this to happen, the network access requirements that customers must meet to connect their equipment to the grid must be fair and effective. Building on our first report, this new report, Plug & Play - Enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards, makes recommendations to improve transparency, oversight and representation of customer interests in network access requirements.

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