Sydney, 17 March 2023: The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCDSA), WBCSD’s Global Network partner in the country, joined Climate Ready Australia 2030 (CRA2030)’s Alliance of Peaks project. As the national peak body representing companies and organizations working towards the transition to a sustainable Australia, BCSDA will represent business from all sectors and industries to the Alliance of Peaks. BCSDA is the 10th official Alliance of Peaks partner.
CRA2030 is the flagship project of the Climate Ready Initiative (CRI), which is the practice arm of Griffith University’s Climate Action Beacon. It brings together multiple partners to develop the shared agenda, investment plan and national capability needed to drive climate action while providing a unique industry and professional engagement platform for identification and delivery of multiple research projects and partnerships.
Andrew Petersen, CEO of BCSDA says: “The Alliance is committed to preparing industries for a better future, and as the national peak body representing sustainable businesses, we’re excited to bring our strategic lens and play a productive role. Our participation will significantly expand the reach of CRA2030's activities, as we represent over 150,000 employees across Australia. We look forward to contributing to the development of a robust shared agenda for collective climate action and collaborating with our fellow partners to drive climate action in Australia.”
CRI has worked with the Alliance of Peaks to finalize the first strategic phase of the CRA2030 project: developing a Shared Agenda for climate action. organizing climate actions around four themes:
- Enabling policy to provide sectors with certainty for investment and climate action.
- Capacity building of public institutions, businesses, organizations, and individuals to help embed and advance climate action.
- Accelerating decarbonization, by providing clarity on decarbonization pathways and targets to help drive action and accelerate results.
- Adaptive resilience: adaptation will help to protect quality of life, bolster resilience, and provide appropriate hazard responses, goods, and services.
With the Shared Agenda now in place, the Alliance of Peaks is scoping its first projects, focused in the areas of climate policy, and the tracking and reporting of emissions.