Australians Working Together for a Successful Transition to Net Zero Emissions – Statement by The Australian Climate Roundtable

November 07, 2021

Limiting climate change to well below 2 degree C temperature rise and ideally 1.5 degrees C, as targeted in the Paris Agreement, is much more than just possible, it is vital for future Australian and global economic, social, and environmental prosperity. Achieving that goal requires multiple significant transitions across our economy and society. We know with such large-scale transition there will be challenges and risks, but if designed well, the transition can provide important benefits and opportunities. It will not succeed if people experiencing disadvantage, workers and communities are left behind or fear they will be. The journey to net zero emissions by 2050 will require combining the perspectives, expertise and experience found across many different sectors and constituencies.

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