Sustainable Business Australia World Business Council for Sustainable Development
INITIATIVES
Business & Biodiversity
Businesses for a Clean Economy
Corporate Reporting Roundtable
Future Economy Group
Low income energy efficiency
"Our Green Home"

SBA Sustainable Mobility Project
Smarter2020 Australia Addendum

Our Work: Smarter2020 Australia Addendum

About SMARTer 2020

The SMARTer 2020 report, released in 2012, was compiled for the Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), as an update to the influential 2008 SMART 2020 report which awoke the world to the energy saving potential of the ICT industry.

The international research study identified GhG abatement potential from ICT-enabled solutions ranging across six sectors of the economy: power, transportation, manufacturing, consumer and service, agriculture, and buildings, including detailed national studies and the GHG abatement potential of ICT in seven countries.

Role and expected outcomes

While an international framework for climate change continues to be important, effective policies at the national and local level are needed at the same time. To give this effect, Sustainable Business Australia (SBA), along with SBA Members Object Consulting and Connection Research, as well as GeSI, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a research study relevant to the Australian economy. This initiative is endorsed by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

The Australian research methodology will be largely based on the one used by GeSI in the existing SMARTer 2020 study focusing on significant sectors of the Australian economy: power, transportation, agriculture and land use, mining (minerals processing), buildings, manufacturing, and consumer and services.

Secretariat

  • Sustainable Business Australia

SBA Member Champions

Strategic Partners

  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • Australian Computer Society

Australian Target Sectors

  • Agriculture and Land Use
  • Consumer and Services
  • ICT
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining (Minerals processing)
  • Power
  • Transportation

Program of Work

  • 2014 - Research, Roundtables
  • 2015 - Release Findings, Discuss with Policymakers

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