The Million Jobs Plan

The Million Jobs Plan

Beyond Zero Emissions is working with communities and partners around Australia to finalise a post-COVID economic recovery ‘The Million Jobs Plan’ that will pave the way for Australia to become an International economic powerhouse and a renewable energy superpower in the decades to come.

Our plan will create employment, modernise our infrastructure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We have been joined by a range of leading Australian and international voices on our advisory pannel, including:

  • Ross Garnaut
  • Richard Denniss
  • Cristina Talacko
  • Malcolm Turnbull
  • Paul Gilding
  • Alexi Seller
  • John Connor
  • Jamie Yallop
  • Simon Corbell
  • Roy Green
  • Katerina Kimmorley
  • Martijn Wilder
  • Anne Hellstedt
  • John Grimes
  • Monica Bradley
  • Phil Vernon
  • James Tilbury
  • Danny Touma

Jobs will be distributed around Australia including the places where traditional heavy industry has gone, droughts and fires have ravaged the agricultural sector, unemployment is high and long term employment opportunities have appeared increasingly limited. 

The Million Jobs Plan will propose nation building, transformative projects that can upgrade our economy, modernise our industry, reskill our workforce and deliver a bright and vibrant future – economically and socially. Our early research shows clearly that this is entirely achievable.

The Australian economy today is ill equipped to meet the great economic and environmental challenges upon us. The time is now to retool, reskill, futureproof and rebuild our battered economy. 

By following our social media and website, you can stay up to date with the plans as they are released and find out how your communities can be involved and benefit from the implementation of renewable energy upgrades, new infrastructure and technology. We truly believe that now, more than ever, we can achieve our goals of reaching zero emissions, whilst boosting the economy and creating mass employment in the process.

The multitude of jobs in clean energy and low emissions industries are brought to life through case studies and ideas from our Zero Carbon Communities and our Business and Industry Partners.

On May 6th, 2020 Chair and Interim CEO Eytan Lenko presented BZE’s vision for The Million Jobs Plan at the Smart Energy Council‘s Stimulus Summit.

You can download the slides by following this link.

For more information on The Million Jobs Plan please contact Heidi Lee

For media enquiries please contact Andrew Bradley:


Ph: +61 412 500 009


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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.

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