06 — Australia
Monash’s Net Zero Initiative
The first Australian University to commit to an energy reduction target, with its goal set for 2030 for all four of its Australian campuses.
Monash University, Australia’s largest university, has committed to reach net zero emissions by 2030 for all four of its Australian campuses. It has been decarbonizing its campuses since 2005 when it became the first Australian university to commit to an energy reduction target.
Developed in collaboration with ClimateWorks Australia, Monash’s Net Zero Initiative was designed to make the university’s Australian campuses “living laborarories”. Through innovation, and partnerships, Monash has embarked on a decarbonization journey for its campuses while integrating research and teaching into the process.