Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs charts

For the last year-and-a-half, WWF-Australia has been calling on Australia’s governments to develop and invest in plans that harnesses our unique renewable energy export opportunity and positions Australia as a global renewable energy export superpower.

Today, WWF-Australia, in partnership with the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and the Business Council of Australia released a report that demonstrates just how significant this opportunity is; the report, Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs charts a path for the country through the global transition to net-zero that delivers new jobs. The new analysis from Accenture shows that Australia could generate $89 billion in new trade by 2040 through bold, coordinated action and investment. Read the summary report or full report here.

As a member of the Business Renewables Centre, we want to invite you to play a key role in this phase of Renewables Nation campaign, as we call on the Australian Government to harness the unique opportunities Australia has to become a world-leading renewable energy export superpower in the lead up to the Glasgow Climate Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Opportunity: Will you join over 80 Australian businesses to send a collective open letter to the Prime Minister, Minister Dan Tehan and Minister Angus Taylor in the week before COP26, demonstrating the diverse Australian businesses that want to see Australia act on climate by becoming a renewable energy export superpower? You can view the open letter we will be sending here. It will be published on October 26th, alongside print advertisements in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph including the logos of the open letter signatories.

What we need from you? An email with the name and title of the person nominated to sign on behalf of your organisation, along with your print-ready logo for the ad in .eps or .ai format by midday Monday 18 October. 

Click here for examples of a previous ad and open letter to give you an idea of what it will look like. 

To get involved in the open letter and ad, please contact Miranda Leckey at miranda@ie.community or on 0438 305 285.