Recent modelling* undertaken by leading environmental solutions provider Veolia, has revealed that a drastic reduction in greenhouse gases is needed in Australia to prevent global warming.
Modelling undertaken by Veolia shows the steep trajectory Australia must take if we want to prevent climate change and keep pace with Paris Agreement targets, which aim to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius.
As part of Australia’s commitment to the global environment crisis, the Government has set ambitious low-carbon targets to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2030. Achieving this requires immediate action from all industries.
(Caption: Modelling by Veolia shows the decarbonisation trajectory needed to be in step with the Paris Agreement)
“Australia is at the edge of an opportunity to prevent climate change, take-up the economic benefits of going green and build sustainable jobs for the future. If we don’t act, devastating floods, bushfires, and loss of biodiversity will only get worse,” Richard Kirkman, CEO and Managing Director for Veolia Australia and New Zealand said.
“Never have environmental concerns been so visible, or their consequences for our societies so real. We must work together to halt biodiversity collapse and avoid resource depletion.”
Following the recent announcement of its purpose to achieve Ecological Transformation, Veolia has declared that water, waste, and energy solutions are the answer to Australia’s decarbonisation goals, preventing climate change, and restoring a sustainable future.
Ecological Transformation sets the agenda for rebalancing the way humans interact with the planet. It considers the way people source, make, use, and dispose in unison, to ensure a sustainable approach at every stage. By doing this people can continue to thrive, while protecting natural resources and preventing detrimental impacts on the environment at the same time.