Final modelling results

Launched in 2021, the Net Zero Australia study aims to provide rigorous and independent analysis of how Australia can achieve net zero emissions for both our domestic and export economies.

Net Zero Australia is a partnership between the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, Princeton University and international management consultancy Nous Group. Net Zero Australia uses the modelling method developed by Princeton University and Evolved Energy Research for its 2020 Net-Zero America study.

Final modelling results were made public for the first time on Wednesday 19 April 2023. The final modelling results includes a detailed breakdown of possible scenarios and sensitivities, sector by sector, and comprehensive mapping of the transition across the country.

Final modelling results documents include
  • Summaries of the final results, which summarise to varying levels of depth the overall final modelling results.
  • Methods, Assumptions, Scenarios & Sensitivities (MASS) report, which provides a complete summary of Net Zero Australia input assumptions and methods.
  • Datasheets, maps and GIS data, which support the figures maps and findings made across the reports
  • Downscaling reports, which provide granular results on employment, capital deployment, renewable and non-renewable resources, many different types of asset builds, bioenergy and forestry. Seventeen downscaling reports are available.

Watch a visual summary of the final modelling results

Watch the recording of the final modelling results launch event