Victorian emissions reduction targets: Can we achieve a 1.5°C trajectory?
Under the Victorian Climate Change Act (2017) the Victorian government must determine emissions reduction targets for 2025 and 2030. An independent Expert Panel was appointed to advise the Victorian Government on the first two interim targets for 2021-2025 and 2026-2030 and the opportunities to reduce emissions across the Victorian economy.
This seminar will preview results for a forthcoming report from researchers at the Climate and Energy College on the emissions abatement opportunities and potential in Victoria. This new analysis includes modeling of emissions reductions that are consistent with a 1.5°C trajectory on a sectoral level. This analysis also includes an estimate of the job opportunities, costs and economic benefits to Victoria.
The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change is scheduled to provide an introduction to the event.
Dr Dylan McConnell is an energy systems research fellow at the University of Melbourne Climate & Energy College and researcher at the multi-institutional Energy Transition Hub. He has extensive experience in analysing the electricity sector in Australia. Dylan’s work is focused on electricity infrastructure and governance, and the energy transition in liberalised electricity markets. He also specialises in operations research and the optimisation of electricity systems. His work is interdisciplinary and has been published in forums including the Journal of Energy Policy, the Journal of Applied Energy, the Electricity Journal, and the Journal of Environmental Sociology. His work can be found on The Conversation.
Rachelle Meyer's research interest include adaptation and mitigation in the land sector. For her PhD thesis, she used a whole-farm system modelling approach to quantify the agro-ecosystem benefits and mitigation implications of soil carbon in grazing systems of western Victoria. This included calculating net greenhouse gas balances and investigating the impact of climate change on the potential of soil carbon as a mitigation option. Currently, Rachelle is managing the Trees on Farm project which aims to quantify the co-benefits of trees to farm operations.
The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio is the Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Victorian Minister for Solar Homes and the State Member for Mill Park.