Event: Net Zero Australia – Interim findings from a groundbreaking study

Event: Net Zero Australia – Interim findings from a groundbreaking study


What would net zero look like for Australia? What changes would we have to make to our economy, infrastructure, and outlook to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century?

Join us for the public release of interim results from Net Zero Australia, a groundbreaking multi-year study into how Australia can achieve a net zero economy.

Launched in 2021, the Net Zero Australia study aims to provide rigorous and independent analysis of the pathways by which Australia can achieve net zero in both domestic and export emissions. On Thursday 25 August, interim findings from the study will be made public for the first time, detailing six scenarios for reducing emissions, and their consequences. Early downscaling results will also be presented, exploring mapped land and sea use changes that may arise from a net zero transition.

This public event will be held in person and streamed online.

Event details

When: Thursday, 25 August 2022

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST

Where: Carrillo Gantner Theatre (Room B02), Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston St, Melbourne and online

View full event details and register to attend in person or online here.


About Net Zero Australia

Net Zero Australia is a collaborative research partnership between the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, Princeton University and management consultancy Nous Group. Its groundbreaking Net Zero Australia Study applies Princeton University’s Rapid Switch framework to the Australian context, identifying detailed pathways and infrastructure requirements by which Australia can transition to net zero emissions and become a major exporter of low emission energy and products by 2050.

The study is being overseen by a Steering Committee chaired by former Chief Scientist of Australia, Emeritus Professor Robin Batterham. An Advisory Group has also been established which includes nominees from the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Climate Council, Energy Consumers Australia, the Ethics Centre, the National Farmers Federation, the National Native Title Council, St Vincent de Paul, three independent members, and nominees from each of the sponsoring organisations.

The Gold Level sponsors are Worley, Dow, Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC), APA Group and the Minderoo Foundation. The Silver Level sponsor is Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (FFCRC).

All methods, data and results will be made publicly available. The final report will be released in 2023.

Published on 8 August 2022.