We must, and we can, repair our climate. This was our call to industry at our recent event ‘Our pathway through net zero’ where we shared our new climate action framework ‘Reduce, Restore and Remove’. We explored how we are using research and collaboration, through our award-winning research programme, to address climate change and put this framework into action.
Breaking down the 3Rs
Joan Ko, our Australasia Climate Services Leader, explains our simple framework to help organisations understand their root cause of climate change. Joan breaks down our ‘Reduce, Restore and Remove’ or ‘3Rs’ publication and provide new ways we can organise our actions by reducing emissions, restoring the natural environment, and removing carbon from the atmosphere. Find out how the 3Rs can address biodiversity loss and social inequity and how we invest in research to address client change.
Putting the 3Rs into action through collaborative research projects
Restore: A First Nations view of the circular economy
Chris Mercer, our Australasia Arts and Culture Leader, and his collaborators Jasmin Sheppard and Pāora Puru from Arup University, share their work ‘Conversations exploring Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori knowledge, value systems and world view’.
Remove: Sustainable Concrete
Dr Fangjie (Sam) Chen, Senior Engineer, discusses zero cement concrete and invites us to explore how this could be a solution for removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Reduce/Restore: How mycelium can clean our waterways
Carmen Yuen, Landscape Architect, shares her research into mycelium – a sustainable product made from fungi spores. Hear her discuss how we have used mycelium to clean Melbourne waterways and move away from plastic. Learn how we can use this product in the built environment.
Reduce: Cleaner, alternative fuels for transport
Keegan Dempsey, Chemical Engineer, talks through her research on developing alternative or synthetic fuels. Jane Gillespie, Senior Consultant, then shows how she has applied this research in Australian’s rail system.
Reduce, Restore, Remove: a call to action
Reduce emissions, restore the natural environment, and remove carbon from the atmosphere. We need to act across these three complementary approaches to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst effects of climate change.Download report