Communities can now get a free Snapshot of their carbon emissions, thanks to a new website launched today by Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability.

Snapshot is the first national tool providing community wide greenhouse gas profiles for every council across Australia. Snapshot calculates major sources of carbon emissions, including stationary energy, transport, waste, agriculture and land use change.

Beyond Zero Emissions CEO, Vanessa Petrie said: “Australian communities have strong and proud history of leading climate action many are working towards zero emissions.

“With an understanding of the largest emissions sectors in your local area, Snapshot means you can now target your activities and high impact areas.”

Ironbark Sustainability Managing Director Paul Brown agrees: “We’re all about real action on climate and this is a critical step to ensuring we all know where to stand.”

“Through offering a snapshot of local emissions, communities and councils are now all equipped with the information they need to drive change.”

“In many ways this is likely to be just the beginning. In line with the International protocol, transparency is paramount here and the Snapshot methodology is available for all to interrogate.”

All Australian council Snapshots will be online in the coming months and community groups and councils are being encouraged to contact Snapshot if they want theirs fast-tracked.

Snapshot has been supported generously by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Sustainability Victoria and Renew. This team helped make a small idea into a living, breathing tool.

In the meantime, jump on and check it out at https://www.snapshotclimate.com.au/

Contacts:

Ms Nicki Colls, Beyond Zero Emissions, 0431689947
Mr Alexi Lynch, Ironbark Sustainability, 0407381344

About

Beyond Zero Emissions is a leading Australian climate change think tank, showing through independent research and innovative solutions how Australia can reach beyond zero emissions.

Ironbark Sustainability is Australia’s leading local government climate change experts.

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation is a charitable community foundation, whose role is to connect people, ideas and funding to create positive social change and address Melbourne’s future needs, now.

Sustainability Victoria’s statutory objective is to facilitate and promote environmental sustainability in the use of resources. Established under the Sustainability Victoria Act 2005, SV is a statutory authority with a board appointed by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

Renew is a national, not-for-profit organisation that inspires, enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities.

BEYOND ZERO EMISSIONS

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) is an internationally recognised climate change think tank, providing independent and ambitious climate change solutions for Australia.

Our flagship research shows how all sectors of the Australian economy can decarbonise, repower and benefit from the transition to zero emissions. These Zero Carbon Australia plans cover renewable energy and electricity; energy efficient buildings; sustainable transport; agriculture, farming and land use; and industry.

Through volunteer-powered research we show that a thriving, zero emissions society is achievable and affordable now, and that Australia can become a renewable energy superpower.