Media Releases

Find a copy of all of Beyond Zero Emission’s latest media releases here. If you are interested in receiving media releases or would like expert comment on any of the topics on our website, please contact:

Beyond Zero Emissions
Vanessa Petrie, CEO
0478 218 999 or 9415 1301

Australia’s rising emissions an avoidable failure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE28 February 2019Australia's rising emissions an avoidable failureAustralia’s greenhouse gas emissions have risen yet again, but the reality is that it could be at zero emissions in a decade if it adopts affordable and available solutions,...

No excuses for Australia’s climate inaction

With the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C spelling out the dire consequences of climate change, there is no excuse for Australia’s failure to adopt readily-available zero-carbon solutions, said Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Vanessa Petrie. The special report...

Councils and communities leading action on climate change

Local councils and communities are leading action on climate change in Australia according to a nationwide report released today. The Australian Local Government Climate Review 2018 provides a comprehensive assessment of the actions councils are undertaking to tackle...

BZE and ISCA working to encourage low carbon cements

Australia could lead the world on zero carbon cement with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme. This follows the release of the BZE Rethinking Cement report that shows how Australia could develop the...

Think tank seeks commitment to 100% renewables from COAG

Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes the Department of the Environment and Energy’s invitation to make comments on the Independent Review of the National Electricity Market. Beyond Zero Emissions submits that the Council of Australian Governments commits to securing...


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