16 June 2010
I think that the tide in climate policy is turning down a new avenue. After 20 years of a policy race to the bottom in Australia, the USA and at the UNFCCC, a new generation of activists are pushing a stronger and credible agenda. The race is on to draft the road map to take a developed economy to zero emissions, that is 100% domestic emission cuts, within the medium term.
A new scenario was launched in London today, which charts how the UK can get to zero emissions by 2030. Zero Carbon Britain is a project of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales. (See an old video explaining their approach.)
It has a good write up in the Guardian already.
Australia is hot on the heels of the UK, with our own, more ambitious scenario which will start to be published on Tuesday 22 June.
Zero Carbon Australia is a project of Beyond Zero Emissions, one of my Pro bono work clients. The Stationary Energy Plan chapter will be launched by a cross-party panel in Parliament House, with subsequent chapters on the other sectors of the economy.