Climate change is a global challenge, and decarbonisation of the global economy is an important policy consideration. The level of ambition for decarbonisation varies by jurisdiction and each sector has different mechanisms in place to achieve it.

Austroads’ recent publication ‘Decarbonisation of Road Transport Network Operations in Australia and New Zealand’ presents an analysis of the contribution of the road transport sector to generating GHG emissions in Australia and New Zealand. It also frames the role that road transport network operations play in supporting the state and national emissions reduction goals.

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the issues paper focusing on potential opportunities for the road transport sector to contribute to the net zero emissions target by mitigating its GHG emissions. It considers the accelerated adoption of low and zero-emission vehicles, encouraging behaviour change with respect to mode choice, supporting strategic planning for efficient freight networks and supporting active transport.