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Do you know the full extent of domestic action in Australia to lower emissions?

Did you know that Australia is leading the globe in the grid integration of distributed and variable renewable energy? Confused by terms such as baseload, CO2 equivalent and NOx? This is for you.   

Presentations

We've broken this presentation into two short videos and four sub-sites covering Australia's major sources of emissions. Each sub-site has a number of short videos, mainly prepared by ARENA*, CEFC* and DFAT.

*ARENA (Australia's Renewable Energy Agency) provides funding to trial innovative new technologies; while CEFC (Clean Energy Finance Corporation) funds the commercialisation of new technologies.

Click on the below links to view the videos and PowerPoint presentations. Links to audio-only versions are available for accessibility. The PowerPoint presentations include audio and animations - we recommend you open the .pptx files, select the 'Slide Show' tab and play them from the start.

Introduction to Energy & Emissions - 7:28 mins

Energy & Emissions Internet Tile for video

Watch the video | Listen to the audio-only version | View the PowerPoint Presentation [9.5MB]

Nature-Based Solutions - 6:34 mins

Nature-Based Solutions - Fiona Gilbert - Internet Tile for Video

Watch the video | Listen to the audio-only version

The Airport Economist DFAT Climate Suite

People in a crowd

DFAT has produced a suite of videos, available through 'The Airport Economist, Climate Suite of Videos'.

Sub-Topics

Image of water pouring through dam wall

The Electricity sub-site provides links to short videos from a variety of sources.

Image of Hydrogen fuel pump with blue sky in background

The Stationery Energy sub-site provides links to short videos from a variety of sources.

Image of Electric Vehicle charging pump

The Transport sub-site provides links to short videos from a variety of sources.

Image of tractor collecting rubbish with birds flying overhead

The Energy - Other sub-site provides links to short videos from a variety of sources.

Webinars

'Hydrogen' panel event; 4 June 2021

  • Presenters: Dr Fiona Beck, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering, ANU; Matthew Muller, Chief Customer Officer (LAVO); Craig De Laine, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG); Samuel Blackadder, Managing Director, Elvin Group Renewables and CEO & Founder, Hydrogen Integration Technologies; Matthew Hingerty, Deputy Chairman, Deputy CEO & Head of Business Development, Star Scientific
  • Organiser: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
  • Video of webinar (1:08 hrs); Note this is a WebEx recording and audio quality may vary

Mitigating Climate Change: Growth and Distribution-Friendly Strategies; 19 February 2021

  • Presenter: Warwick J. McKibbin, AO, FASSA, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) and Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australian National University and The Brookings Institution, Washington DC
  • Organiser: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
  • Video of webinar (1:03 hrs)
  • Audio-only version of webinar (1:03 hrs); Note this is a WebEx recording and audio quality may vary.

Australia's Technology Approach to Climate Change; 11 February 2021

  • Presenters: Dr Alan Finkel AO, Australia's inaugural Special Advisor for Low Emissions Technologies; and James White, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
  • Organiser: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
  • Video of webinar (1:10 hrs)
  • Audio-only version of webinar (1:10 hrs); Note this is a WebEx recording and audio quality may vary

NAIDOC Week 2020: Empowering Indigenous Communities through Renewable Energy; 10 November 2020

  • Presenters: Ruby Heard, Founder, Alinga Energy Consulting; Peter Renehan, Chairman & CEO, Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT); and Lyndon Frearson, Managing Director, Ekistica
  • Chair: Michelle Bedford, supported by Penelope Howarth
  • Organiser: Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
  • Audio-only version of webinar (1:30 hrs); Note this is a WebEx recording and audio quality may vary

Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures in Asia; 8 June 2020

  • Presenter: Remco Fischer, Climate Team Lead, UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • Organiser: United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative
  • Video of webinar (1:31 hrs)

Building Climate Resilience: A Transition Risk Primer; 30 April 2020

  • Presenter: Jason Eis, Executive Director of Vivid Economics
  • Organiser: Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) Risk Institute
  • Video of webinar (1 hr); Free, registration required

Further Information

Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Australian Energy Regulator

Clean Energy Regulator

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Industry, Science Energy and Resources (DISER)

 

Head back to the Climate Change, Energy and the Environment Toolkit for more.

 

Request permission via email to diplomaticacademy@dfat.gov.au before using Diplomatic Academy videos/presentations for a purpose other than intended.

Image: Hornsdale Power Reserve, South Australia. Photo courtesy of Neoen Australia.