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ClimateWorks zero emissions study a finalist in prestigious Banksia Awards

ClimateWorks Australia was honoured to be a finalist at the 2016 Banksia Awards held in Sydney last night. The report, Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world co-lead by ClimateWorks and ANU with modelling from CSIRO and Centre of Policy Studies was named a finalist in the Communication For Change Award category.
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No, cutting your car's carbon emissions won't cost you more

Amidst the resumption of the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, some have raised concerns of possible higher costs for new car buyers. ClimateWorks Head of Implementation Scott Ferraro addresses five key concerns and explains why if designed well and in collaboration with industry and consumers light vehicle CO₂ emissions standards can provide benefit for motorists and the broader Australian economy.
Monash Sustainable Development Institute launches

Monash Sustainable Development Institute launches

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute has launched, with a focus on finding answers to some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, ranging from climate change to creating sustainable cities and communities. The Institute will harness the research, delivery and education expertise within the University, including from ClimateWorks, to address the complex global challenges posed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Business moves on climate as the Paris Agreement gets closer to sealing the deal

In late September the Paris Climate Agreement was getting ever closer to coming into force. At the same time the first post-Paris Climate Week was being held in New York. ClimateWorks Research Projects Manager Wei Sue reported from the event, saying "There has been a convergence of political, technological and environmental understanding: a low carbon economy is no longer a trade-off or threat. It's an opportunity. And it's happening now."

Australia must accelerate climate change policies to reach net zero by 2050

The Climate Change Authority’s Third Report recommending policies to achieve the national emissions target of 26-28 per cent based on 2005 levels by 2030 was a start but more needed to be done to put Australia on a course for net zero emissions by mid-century, said ClimateWorks CEO Anna Skarbek following the recent publishing of the report.
Anna Skarbek CEO ClimateWorks Australia

Anna Skarbek joins Green Building Council Australia board

ClimateWorks CEO Anna Skarbek is proud to join the Green Building Council Australia board. As the council approves its new strategic plan, industry leaders with diverse skillsets and deep experience in new sectors have been appointed to the board of directors.

Energy efficiency key priority for Asia Pacific

Energy efficiency continues to be a key policy concern for governments and an increasing focus for business throughout the Asia Pacific. Eli Court from ClimateWorks Australia recently attended the Conference on Energy Efficiency in Asia; here he shares some of the top learnings from the conference held in Taiwan last month.