The intention of this calculator is to offer users a simple and interactive way to explore future scenarios, in particular the trade-offs and interdependencies between different options for decarbonising. One of the examples in the tool is based on the deep decarbonisation pathway for Australia, developed as part of the UN SDSN Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project. This scenario is not the only option available to Australia for decarbonisation.
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ClimateWorks Australia recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this web site and calculator and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for their purposes. ClimateWorks Australia does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this web site or on any linked site.
No other scenario except the ClimateWorks/ANU scenarios have been costed. Levels for each lever have been chosen based on a spectrum between business-as-usual and ambitious but plausible potentials.
The Transport Fuel Diversity outputs depict the effect of scenario options based on current oil/fuel imports and refinery outputs as drawn respectively from Australian Petroleum Statistics published by the Australian Government and AIP Downstream Reports published by the Australian Institute of Petroleum. No attempt has been made to forecast future indigenous oil supplies or refinery capacity.
This is version 1.0 of this calculator, and we welcome feedback; please contact us by telephone on +61 3 9902 0741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ClimateWorks thanks ARENA for funding the 2050 Website as part of the Emerging Renewables Program.
ClimateWorks is very grateful to the many experts who provided their time and expertise during the development of this calculator. We particularly acknowledge the work of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which created and shared the original tool from which we based much of the Australian 2050 calculator (respective owners retain their copyrights), and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) which co-ordinated the global Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project.
Based on the DECC 2050 Pathways Calculator
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