Decarbonisation Futures: Solutions, actions and benchmarks for a net zero emissions Australia
ClimateWorks Australia has recently released its seminal report, Decarbonisation Futures: solutions, actions and benchmarks for a net zero emissions Australia, prepared in partnership with CSIRO. This work builds on ClimateWorks’ 2014 Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation report, developed with ANU and CSIRO, 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 Australian government and business decision-makers on priority technologies, deployment pathways and benchmarks for achieving net zero emissions.
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.
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 ClimateWorks’ Decarbonisation Futures report, and throughout 2018 co-led the Natural Resources and Energy workstream 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.