Climate Analytics Australia

Our office in Perth, established in 2017, expands our international climate policy work, and the development and implementation of 1.5˚C compatible pathways across the Asia-Pacific Region, with a strong focus on Australia.

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Climate Analytics Australia Ltd.
66b Marine Terrace
Fremantle, WA
Australia, 6160
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In 2017, we established Climate Analytics Australia, based in Perth. Our Australia office conducts climate and energy analysis to inform policymakers and stakeholders on 1.5˚C Paris Agreement compatible energy transitions. With a specific focus on mitigation in Australia and Asia, our team works closely with civil society and the public sector to determine national and sectoral level 1.5˚C compatible emissions pathways, and to support local actors to identify socially, environmental and economically feasible decarbonisation strategies.

Across the region, many countries are considered among the most climate vulnerable, facing an array of climate and pollution challenges from rising energy demand based on fossil fuels. We work on projects in the two largest Asian economies – China and India. We also work with partners in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Viet Nam on energy-related challenges.

Our Australian projects are centrally focussed on a 1.5˚C energy system transition for the country, at both federal and state level. We analyse the policies and strategies required to get there, including a phase out of fossil gas and coal, both in the power sector and production. We conducted the first 1.5˚C compatible scenarios for Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. We also undertake science-based climate impact analyses.

We partner with local stakeholders to provide state-of-the-art analytical solutions for global and national climate change policy challenges, through our flagship projects such as the Climate Action Tracker and the 1.5°C national pathway explorer, for countries in Asia and Australia and New Zealand.

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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

Publications

A 1.5°C Compatible Carbon Budget for Western Australia

This study analyses what actions Western Australia needs to take to play its role in global and national efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. It includes a Paris Agreement 1.5°C compatible carbon budget for all sectors of the Western Australian economy, from 2018 to 2050. The report finds that without acting to reduce emissions, Western Australia is likely to use up its Paris-Agreement 1.5°C compatible carbon budget within 12 years, but rapidly reducing carbon pollution will unlock significant economic opportunities for the state.

25 November 2019

Australia's 2030 emissions: states lead the way

In December 2020, the Federal Government projected Australia’s emissions would reach roughly 22% below 2005 levels by 2030 which falls short of its 26-28% Paris Agreement target. We anticipate the Federal Government will soon announce an increase in projected emissions reductions for 2030 under a business-as-usual scenario. This report reveals virtually none of the likely reductions are a result of the Federal Government’s own policy.

16 October 2021

Woodside’s Scarborough and Pluto Project undermines the Paris Agreement

This is the first study that puts together the total greenhouse gas implications of the entire Scarborough-Pluto project, including its associated and interlinked projects. The results show the emissions are significantly larger than either the company or the state government estimates indicate.

03 December 2021

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