ClimateWorks Australia and its co-founding philanthropic partner, The Myer Foundation won a major award at the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards held in Melbourne last night. The award for the Best Large Grant honours significant achievements in Australian grant-making, celebrating a joint vision and best practice philanthropy.
Emissions standards on cars will save Australians billions of dollars, and help meet our climate targets
The cheapest way for Australia to cut greenhouse gas emissions is to put a cap on car emissions. It would be so cheap, in fact, that it will save drivers money. According to analysis from ClimateWorks, the toughest proposed standard would help Australia achieve about 6% of its 2030 emission reduction target, and save drivers up to A$500 each year on fuel.
New analysis shows strong vehicle emissions standards deliver greater emissions reductions and economic benefits
ClimateWorks Australia has called on the Federal Government to implement the most stringent light vehicle emissions standard from its draft Regulatory Impact Statement, arguing an even higher standard was achievable. In a submission to the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, ClimateWorks provided new analysis of the three standards being considered in the draft Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and their impact on emissions, fuel savings, health and overall economic benefit.
Recent blackouts in South Australia have political leaders turning to coal and particularly ‘ultra-critical’ or so-called ‘clean coal’ to fill the power gap in the national electricity grid. The causes of the recent South Australian power failures and similarly close calls in NSW remain the subject of partisan politics, but new coal-fired power stations are not a realistic part of the solution. Here’s why.
ClimateWorks Australia today welcomed Victoria’s new Climate Change Act being passed in the state parliament and enshrining in law the Victorian Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.
ClimateWorks Australia today welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s Climate Change Framework which sets out a long term plan for achieving net zero emissions by 2050. ClimateWorks Australia Acting CEO, Scott Ferraro said the Government’s announcement of an emissions reduction target of 15-20 per cent on 2005 levels by 2020 was achievable.
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.
The Australian government has started looking into carbon dioxide emissions standards for light vehicles, as part of new measures to meet the nation’s 2030 climate targets. However, some are already questioning the use of standards, with media reports pointing to higher costs for new car buyers and the possibility of the government bungling the introduction of standards.
The Paris climate agreement is getting closer to coming into force. This week 31 countries ratified the deal, including Brazil (the world’s 12th-largest greenhouse gas emitter), the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh.
ClimateWorks Australia today welcomed the resumption of the federal government’s Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, and the proposal to release three regulatory impact statements by the end of the year for public consultation. ClimateWorks Head of Implementation, Scott Ferraro said the forum was important for progressing the introduction of light vehicle CO2 emissions standards in Australia.