Manufacturing and industrial processes
The production of everyday materials like steel, chemicals, plastics and cement is the source of about 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Even Australia’s comparatively small manufacturing sector causes 21% of national emissions, as shown by the chart below.
Without decarbonising industry, we stand little chance of limiting dangerous climate change.
Most emissions from manufacturers are due to burning fossil fuels to generate heat and chemical reactions in industrial processes. Beyond Zero Emissions has tackled these sources of emissions in four reports:
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