EU-Australia Knowledge Network: Wrap-Up Events

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EU-Australia Knowledge Network: Wrap-Up Events

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 - 5:30pm to Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 7:00pm

Join us for a series of wrap-up events for the EU-Australia Knowledge Network. 

Wrap-up Day 1: Highlights of the EU-Australia Knowledge Network and a summary of the ‘Buildings and Energy Efficiency’ project

Tuesday 22 February 2022, 5:30pm-7:00pm AEDT

Following an introduction in the SPIPA program, we will present highlights from the Network’s seminars and activities.

Alan Pears and Rosalinda Bustamante will then present a summary of their research on Buildings and Appliances Energy Efficiency in Australia and the EU, including comparisons of the governance and regulatory frameworks between Australia and the EU, linkages with just transitions and circular economies, and areas for potential collaboration between the EU and Australia.

Wrap-up Day 2: The Regional Energy Transition and Launch of the EU-AU Energy Affordability Report

Wednesday 23 February 2022, 5:30pm-7:00pm AEDT

Our first presentation will be from Dr Amanda Cahill (CEO of The Next Economy) discussing the similarities and differences between fossil-fuel reliant communities in Australia and the EU, and lessons learned in facilitating a just transition for these communities.

After Amanda’s presentation, Johanna Cludius, David Ritter and Viktoria Noka from Öko-Institut and Dr Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran from the University of Melbourne will launch their report ‘Energy Affordability: Sharing Lessons from the EU and Australia’s Low Carbon Transitions’. This will cover both a comparison of electricity prices between Australia and the EU, and different models of hardship protection for vulnerable groups between the two jurisdictions. This report is available here

Wrap-up Day 3: Health co-benefits from climate action, lessons from the EU Taxonomy, and next steps for the EU-Australia Knowledge Network

Thursday 24 February 2022, 5:30pm-7:00pm AEDT

This event will include two research presentations. First, Belle Workman will present research on the health co-benefits that arise from actions to mitigate climate change; then Angela Bruckner will present lessons that can be learned from the development and implementation of the EU Taxonomy, towards the development of an Australian Taxonomy.

Finally, this event will conclude with a discussion of the links between the EU-Australia Knowledge Network and other members of the Australian SPIPA network, the lessons of the SPIPA program, and next steps to continue the collaborative research relationships developed during this program.

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This event has been organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

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Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.