Today, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and it is getting more urgent to turn the ship around. Australia has embarked on the transition to a low carbon economy, with an increase in activity across the economy to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Achieving deep emission cuts require a significant transition for Australia. A successful low carbon transition requires a thorough understanding of the options, opportunities and challenges. It also needs long-term policy signals to encourage the investment decisions needed for a de-carbonised economy.
John Thwaites, Chair of Australian Building Codes Board and Climates Works Asia, talks exclusively about the significant opportunities and challenges for a country to meet low carbon economies.
About Climatesworks Australia
ClimateWorks operates under the auspice of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), which brings together the best minds from multiple fields of endeavour in world-leading cross-disciplinary programs and centres of excellence. They pull together scientists, lawyers, economists, psychologists, biologists, engineers, health professionals, training experts and more to nut out the ‘wicked’ problems. From our Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia, to our regional work and industry partnerships, we focus on the needs of business, government and investors. We work with them to drive Australia’s transition to a low carbon economy. We combine this experience with robust and innovative research to build practical analysis and solutions – solutions that can deliver lasting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the fastest and most cost-effective way.