Event: Net Zero Australia to launch mobilisation report

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Mobilsation: How to make net zero happen

On Wednesday 12 July, Nous Group together with our research partners at The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland and Princeton University, will release the mobilisation report from the Net Zero Australia study at a public event in Melbourne.

The new mobilisation report, How to make net zero happen, builds upon the study’s final modelling results which projected the energy mix, costs and other parameters for six net zero scenarios. It explores what governments, business and households should do to accelerate towards net zero, tackling questions such as:

  • Which net-zero options should we accelerate? Onshore wind and solar are well underway; should we also support offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear? How?
  • What role in global decarbonisation do we want to play? How can we phase out fossil fuel exports while building exports of clean hydrogen and minerals, often to the same customers?
  • How should we share net zero’s costs and benefits among Australians? Net zero will increase costs for all energy consumers and affect different groups differently. How do we minimise these impacts and share benefits with all Australians fairly?
  • How can we roll out renewables while improving the environment? Renewables and networks will change landscapes and clear land. How can we reach net zero emissions whilst protecting and potentially even improving biodiversity and agriculture?
  • What more should governments, businesses, communities, and households do? And should they work together better? How?

Event details

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2023

Time: 6pm for 6:30–8:30pm AEST, followed by networking

Location: Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Level B1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Swanston St, Carlton, and online via Zoom

Hosted by The University of Melbourne, the launch will be held in person and streamed online. 

About Net Zero Australia

Net Zero Australia is a collaborative research partnership between the University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, Princeton University and international 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 overseen by a Steering Committee chaired by former Chief Scientist of Australia, Emeritus Professor Robin Batterham. An Advisory Group 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.

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).