A new national body that aims to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia was officially launched in Canberra today. The Electric Vehicle Council is an industry-led organisation representing and coordinating the broader electric vehicle industry in Australia.
A new guide for investors and companies wanting to assess the risks and opportunities climate change poses to their facilities and products and prepare for the transition to a two degree economy has been released by ClimateWorks Australia.
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.
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.
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.
ClimateWorks Australia was honoured to be a finalist at the 2016 United Nations World Environment Day Awards held in Melbourne last night. The ClimateWorks report, Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation in 2050: How Australia can prosper in a low carbon world was recognised for making a significant contribution to the goal of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
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.