Veolia's ambition of Ecological Transformation supports government's decarbonisation targets
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Richard Kirkman, CEO and Managing Director for Veolia Australia and New Zealand recently spoke to Sustainability Matters regarding recent modelling* undertaken by Veolia , revealing that a drastic reduction in greenhouse gases is needed in Australia to achieve the federal government’s emission reduction targets of 26 to 28% by 2030.
Following the recent announcement of its purpose to achieve Ecological Transformation, Veolia has declared it will use its water, waste and energy solutions to deliver on Australia’s decarbonisation goals, prevent climate change and restore a sustainable future.
Ecological Transformation sets the agenda for rebalancing the way humans interact with the planet. It considers the way we 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.
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 2°C. 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% by 2030. Achieving this requires immediate action from all industries.
Modelling by Veolia, showing the trajectory we need to take in order to be in step with the Paris Agreement. Click here to view a larger image.
Richard Kirkman, CEO and Managing Director for Veolia Australia and New Zealand, said:
“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.
*Modelling adapted from trends used by Robbie Andrew (Center for International Climate Research) for the Global mitigations curves.
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