Climate Analytics Australia

Our office in Australia was established in 2017 to expand our work on international climate policy, focusing on the development of climate policy and energy transformation strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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Climate Analytics Australia Ltd.
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1121 High Street
Armdale, Victoria 3143
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This region is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts – from extreme heatwaves and droughts in Australia to stressed marine ecosystems, linked to rising ocean temperatures and ocean acidification, such as coral reef bleaching. It is also a region of rapid economic growth and resulting rising demand for energy. The decisions of how this demand is to be met – fossil fuels or renewable sources – have potentially enormous consequences for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The region is also important for the global energy transformation towards meeting the Paris Agreement goals, as it has vast resources, both fossil fuel (coal, gas) as well as renewable energy resources.

Building on strong networks, including through cooperation with universities and other research institutions, for example through the Australian-German Energy Transition Research Hub, our Australian branch develops projects aiming to inform policymakers and stakeholders of climate policy options around fossil fuel phase-out and renewables phase-in strategies and related benefits for social and economic development, as well as issues relating to just transition.

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Smog in Pakistan’s capital, Karachi, which is world’s sixth-most-populous city with a population of over 14 million. Transitioning to zero-carbon energy would bring South and South East Asian countries huge benefits, including reducing deaths related to air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels. ©Jose Sa via Flickr CC BY 2.0

Decarbonising South and South East Asia

As part of our work on energy transformation strategies in the Asia Pacific region, we have recently released a major report on decarbonising South and South East Asia. This report and shows that countries in these regions can shift their energy systems from fossil fuels to renewables to fuel economic growth, boost sustainable development and overcome energy poverty while avoiding life-threatening pollution and environmental degradation.

The report includes seven country profiles: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. It was launched in June 2019 at the international climate talks in Bonn, Germany. More information

Latest Australia

Western Australia's gas gamble

A new Climate Analytics report released today shows that Western Australia’s gas resource emissions are four times higher than national energy carbon pollution budget under Paris Agreement. It also shows that rather than risk stranded assets by investing in gas, it would be much smarter for WA to take advantage of its vast renewable energy resources.

14 March 2018

Australian industry among worst in developed world for using energy efficiently

Australia is one of the few countries that is making no real progress on improving energy efficiency in manufacturing and industry, according to new analysis by Climate Analytics.

19 December 2018

Australians stuck driving clunkers as clean transport push falls behind comparable countries: analysis

Climate pollution from Australian cars and trucks is soaring with elected representatives failing to set mandatory pollution standards and strong incentives for electric vehicles, new analysis by Climate Analytics has found.

31 March 2019

Climate of change

This ABC Four Corners program investigates whether Australia is on track to deliver on the targets the nation has pledged to fulfil, and what effect the policies of successive governments have had on its emissions. Program features Climate Analytics CEO Bill Hare.

01 April 2019

Australia’s clean electricity transition falling well behind other comparable nations: analysis

A wealthy, educated and technologically advanced nation like Australia should be leading the world in transitioning to clean energy, not be stuck at the back of the pack. The transition of Australia’s electricity supply away from polluting fuels like coal has fallen well behind comparable countries and is not proceeding at the pace required to limit climate damage to relatively safe levels, new analysis by Climate Analytics has found.

02 May 2019

Australian election: analysis of parties' climate change targets

Climate Analytics today released its analysis of Australia’s main political parties’ climate change pollution reduction targets, which show the Government Coalition’s target is the furthest away from a pathway consistent with the Paris Agreement’s agreed 1.5˚C warming limit.

09 May 2019