Infrastructure is the great enabler of our lifestyles, communities and economies. Every part of our lives is influenced by infrastructure and the services it provides, delivering multifaceted value for people, the planet and the economy. But this value comes at a cost. From the energy it generates and uses, the materials it consumes and the services it enables, infrastructure directly or indirectly contributes up to 70% of Australia’s carbon emissions.
The case for climate action is unequivocal and the national targets and timing are now set. The challenge now turns to delivering a progressively decarbonised infrastructure for Australia through 2030 and net zero by 2050. This must be done against a background of increasing legislation and intensifying scrutiny from investors, government and civil society on net zero declarations and how they are achieved.
Infrastructure Net Zero (InfraNZ) brings together key stakeholders across all sectors and asset classes to co-ordinate, collaborate and report on infrastructure’s pathway to net zero in a manner that aims to deliver value for community, government, industry and the environment.
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Constructors Association