Australia's roadmap to 2060The new Australia National Outlook 2019 report looks out to 2060. It signals Australia faces a Slow Decline if it takes no action on the most significant economic, social and environmental challenges. But, if these challenges are tackled head on, Australia can look forward to a positive Outlook Vision. This could mean higher GDP per capita, ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, strong economic growth and energy affordability, and more liveable major cities.
Working towards a multifaceted sustainable future
The aim of the ANO is to help identify some of the challenges we face as a nation, and outline a path towards an Australia in 2060 that has inclusive communities, globally competitive industries, and sustainable foundations in our natural resources, environment and social capital.
The project aims to encourage a national conversation about Australia's future, and to encourage people to take action to shape a strong and prosperous future for our nation.
We believe that non-government organisations have a role to play in shaping the nation's future prosperity, and this project is a collective effort across the business and academic community to do just that.
The project draws on CSIRO's world-leading integrated modelling and assessment capabilities to model possible future outcomes for Australia.
The models will be combined with the business/academic expertise of 52 people from more than 20 Australian organisations to translate outcomes into scenarios for Australia's natural resources and energy, productivity and services, and cities and infrastructure.
Executive summary and full report
- Download the executive summary PDF (2 MB)
- Download the full report PDF (11 MB)
- Australian National Outlook 2019 Technical report
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