Australia-Vietnam Green Economy Summit fosters new collaborations for the low carbon transition
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In April, Climateworks Centre co-hosted the inaugural Australia-Vietnam Green Economy Summit in Vietnam, where business leaders, policymakers and industry experts discussed the acceleration of opportunities for green economy investment and trade between the two countries ..read more
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Nature-based sequestration in our decarbonisation scenarios for Australia
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2w ago
For Climateworks Centre decarbonisation scenarios 2023, we asked our model for the lowest-cost pathways for Australia to deliver on the Paris Agreement and meet future energy demand in a growing economy ..read more
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How Australia’s gas use is reduced in our decarbonisation scenarios
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2M ago
In 2022, gas contributed about 20 per cent of Australia’s emissions, based on Australian Government data. Besides the emissions released when gas is used, emissions are also released during gas extraction, transport and – in the case of gas exports – during the process of liquifying it.  Climateworks Centre’s most recent decarbonisation scenarios show how this might change in a future where Australia reduces its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.  ..read more
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Renovating an Australian home can reduce emissions and energy costs. So how do savings in your state or territory stack up?
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4M ago
Our Climate-ready homes report shows most Australians could dramatically reduce their energy use and save thousands each year, by upgrading the thermal efficiency of their homes.  The findings are relevant for the majority of existing residences across Australia – 11 million homes across all climate zones, from cool temperate to hot-dry or tropical.  When analysed by state and territory, the greatest potential savings are found in regions with colder winters – which is also where most Australians live.  Nationally, however, even the lowest potential savings (in warmer climate zo ..read more
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Summer reading and listening recommendations from Climateworks staff
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5M ago
Summer is a great time to branch out and read or listen to something a little different from usual.  If you need some inspiration, take a look at this diverse list of books and podcasts recommended by the staff at Climateworks Centre.  ..read more
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COP28 ‘just transition’ talks are the latest effort to ensure a fair shift from fossil fuels to clean energy
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5M ago
‘Just transition’ is becoming a buzzword at UNFCCC pavilions, board rooms of financial institutions, and academia. The 28 Conference of Parties (COP28), hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has directed significant focus on providing alternative jobs for carbon-intensive sectors, diversification of regions and compensation to companies for their loss of revenue ..read more
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Reversing biodiversity loss while sustaining food production and meeting the Paris Agreement
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5M ago
Avoiding climate change, halting and reversing biodiversity loss and balancing our food production goals are three interlinked and critical goals for Australia.  But is it possible to reach all of these goals at the same time?  And how can the nation achieve this ..read more
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Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures for Australian companies, explained
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7M ago
The Australian Treasury has released a proposal setting out the climate-related information many companies may soon need to disclose. The recent exposure draft released by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) outlines the proposed disclosures in full.  Under the proposal, companies will need to disclose climate-related information as part of their general financial reporting, starting as early as July 2024 for some companies.  Australian Security & Investments Commission chair Joe Longo described the shift as the ‘biggest change to corporate reporting in a generation ..read more
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Climate solutions are already in our nature
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7M ago
From natural seawalls to mangroves, countries are starting to combat climate change with nature-based solutions. COP28 might drive more of these efforts ..read more
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Australia’s green hydrogen hour has arrived
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7M ago
Green hydrogen could be a fossil fuels replacement in some sectors if Australia takes the immediate steps to embrace it. In a world grappling with the complex problem of reducing carbon emissions to limit global warming, the universe’s most-abundant element has the potential to unlock part of the puzzle ..read more
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