Greenhouse gas abatement potential of the Australian transport sector: Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum
The Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum (ALCTF) is a research partnership that focused on reviewing options for greenhouse gas reduction in the transport sector.
21 September 2012 | Updated 24 September 2012
The Australian Low Carbon Transport Forum (ALCTF) began in July 2011 and is a partnership between CSIRO and:
- ARRB Group
- Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE – Department of Infrastructure and Transport).
The forum involved an expert elicitation process to review options for greenhouse gas reduction in transport and explores how deeply emissions could be cut in the sector.
The forum and reports are aimed at providing a useful reference guide to government and industry mainly, but has been released publicly so that anyone with an interest in the topic can access the research.
The Australian government has adopted a target of an 80 per cent reduction on the 2000 levels of emissions for the Australian economy by 2050.
The transport sector is the second largest greenhouse gas emission contributing sector in the economy at 16 per cent of national emissions. Consequently, the sector will need to make a significant contribution to the abatement target.
The forum partnership has produced the Greenhouse gas abatement potential of the Australian transport sector report.
The report focuses on the quantity of abatement achievable rather than the cost. However it draws some broad conclusions about likely cost, challenges and uncertainties. Almost fifty abatement options are included.
Download the reports: