Solutions & Actions for Net Zero Emissions Post Covid-19
What’s It All About?
ClimateWorks has recently released its seminal report, Decarbonisation Futures: solutions, actions and benchmarks for a net zero emission Australia prepared in partnership with CSIRO. This work builds on a previous 2014 report which outlined a path to net zero emissions by 2050. Global progress in the past five years has closed the technological gap, making zero emissions possible in all sectors. As a result, Australia still has an opportunity to forge a path in keeping with the Paris Climate Agreement goal. Decarbonisation Futures models scenarios limiting global temperature rise for both 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees, providing a guide for the Australian government and business decision-makers on priority technologies, deployment pathways and benchmarks for achieving net zero emissions.
The responsibility for this transition does not lie just with government or even a handful of businesses or organisations. Every household and every business in Greater Geelong can play a role in reducing the municipality’s emissions. 1% of the emissions are from council controlled properties/activities, 99% are community emissions from residential/commercial property, transport, waste, industry, agriculture and land use.
What Will We Cover?
In this seminar, Cameron Butler will discuss how the accelerated development and deployment of technologies across each sector of the economy – electricity, buildings, transport, industry, agriculture and land – can help Australia meet the challenges of the transformational decade for climate, focusing on implications for the Greater Geelong region.
ClimateWorks previously worked with the City of Great Geelong in 2011 and 2015 on the Low Carbon Growth Plan, which identifies a range of opportunities that can be implemented now within Greater Geelong to set in motion the transition to a low carbon economy.
Who will be presenting?
Cameron Butler is a Senior Analyst at ClimateWorks Australia. Since joining in 2017, Cameron has conducted research and analysis for numerous projects in ClimateWorks’ Pathways and Investments program, particularly related to long term emissions reduction scenarios. Most recently, he was responsible for the technical analysis and authorship of CSIRO’s 2019 Australian National Outlook.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Environment from the University of Melbourne.
The class will be delivered online via Zoom. After you have registered you will be emailed with a Zoom link to join the seminar.
Thank you to The Gordon TAFE for sponsorship of the 2020 Clever Living Seminar Series.
We gratefully acknowledge the partnership with the Geelong Regional Library.
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