Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative

Supporting Australian industry to realise the opportunities of a decarbonising global economy.

18 Industry participants

Including: Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, APA Group, Aurecon, AustralianSuper, BHP, BlueScope Steel, bp Australia, Cbus, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Fortescue Metals Group, HSBC, Orica, National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, Schneider Electric, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers, Westpac and Woodside Energy.

5 Supply chains

Including steel, aluminium, liquefied natural gas, selected metals (such as gold, copper, zinc, nickel), and chemicals.

21% of Australia’s industrial emissions

Represented by the industry companies which have signed on to the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative.

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How does the Initiative fill this gap?

Australian Industry ETI supports Australian industry to develop pathways and take action towards net zero emissions across critical supply chains of the Australian economy:

  • steel
  • aluminium
  • liquified natural gas
  • selected metals (such as gold, copper, zinc, nickel)
  • chemicals (including fertilisers & explosives)

These ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors form part of a broader energy system that must be rapidly transformed if planetary warming is to remain below 1.5°C or even 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement.

Australian Industry ETI is focused on creating a platform for industry learning and experimentation in pursuit of net zero emissions in these hard-to-abate sectors and the supply chains linking them to the global economy.

Recent reports

Pathways to Industrial Decarbonisation report (Updated August 2023) - Australian Industry ETI


Pathways to industrial decarbonisation phase 3 technical report February 2023 Australian Industry ETI


Skilling Australian industry for the energy transition - February 2023 - Accenture report for Australian Industry ETI phase 3


Setting up industrial regions for net zero Australian Industry - Phase 2 report June 2022


Setting up industry for net zero - Phase 1 highlights report June 2021


Setting up industry for net zero - Phase 1 technical report June 2021


Australian Industry ETI Program Overview - July 2020


Collaboration with industry and business partners via the ETI is helping to accelerate transition pathways across the economy... This work is a critical part of transitioning the Australian economy and our investment portfolio to net zero emissions by 2050.
Andrew Gray
Director ESG & Stewardship, AustralianSuper

Register your interest

The Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative brings together leaders from industry and business to coordinate learning and action on net zero emissions supply chains. Australian Industry ETI invites interest from across the network of Australia’s emissions-intensive industry and related business.

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Who we’re working with

Independent, not-for-profit bodies ClimateWorks Australia and Climate-KIC Australia are conveners of the Australian Industry ETI, working in collaboration with the Energy Transitions Commission. The initiative’s chair is Simon McKeon AO, Chancellor of Monash University, former CSIRO Chairman and former Australian of the Year.

Australian Industry ETI Team

Jason Nielsen
Director - Strategic Projects Climate-KIC Australia

As Director of Strategic Projects, Jason develops and leads multi-stakeholder system transition initiatives, leveraging his experience in Europe over the past decade working with large scale demonstrations and innovation ecosystem building initiatives for industry and cities.

Meredith England
Director - Systems Innovation Climate-KIC Australia

As Climate-KIC Australia’s Director of Systems Innovation Meredith brings her experience in strategy, design, innovation and facilitation to shape and deliver projects and portfolios for systemic impact. She leverages her experience in consulting, financial services, corporate innovation and a start up to help people and organisations tackle the complexity of climate action.