At the twenty first Conference of Parties (‘COP21’) in Paris in 2015 an agreement was reached on the imperative to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. The Paris Climate Agreement has since led to increasing calls for governments and organisations to take […]
About Marisa Sánchez Urrea
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Entries by Marisa Sánchez Urrea
“It is likely to be only a matter of time before we see litigation against a director who has failed to perceive, disclose or take steps in relation to a foreseeable climate-related risk that can be demonstrated to have caused harm to a company.” Legal opinion by Noel Hutley SC. Climate-related risks and opportunities have become […]
Elly has recently joined Point Advisory as a Consultant. Elly brings a range of experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency, stakeholder and community engagement as well as a background in urban planning and the built environment. Prior to joining Point Advisory, Elly worked in the Consulting team at the Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL). In her role at […]
Ross has recently joined Point Advisory as a Senior Manager in the Energy and Climate Change team. Ross has over 10 years’ experience in the energy consulting arena, as well as interest in sustainability and business, having recently completed an MBA at the University of Auckland. Ross has worked predominantly with large-scale industrial energy users […]
We have been working a lot lately on ‘net zero’ emissions strategies and emissions reduction plans for government and corporate clients. Through this work, we have seen the value of giving stakeholders the ability to visualise emissions trajectories and to play around with different abatement opportunities to understand the different pathways to emissions reductions. Based […]
In Papua New Guinea (PNG), it is common for rural families to use kerosene lamps, as many homes are not connected to electricity. The Solar Light Challenge, organised by WWF Australia and SolarBuddy, aims to help PNG children play or study at night using solar lights. In March, Point Advisory and Ndevr Environmental teamed up […]
Planners and decision makers are often required to develop strategies in the face of an uncertain future. Climate change adds an additional (and substantial) layer of uncertainty to the mix. Scenario analysis is an established method for developing and stress testing management responses under such conditions of deep uncertainty. Effectively a ‘what-if?’ test, each scenario […]
Companies responding to the CDP Climate Change questionnaire are rewarded for setting science-based targets. However, many companies committing to the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) are failing to meet the SBTi criteria, and the largest reason for failure is the inability to meet the Scope 3 requirements. For many global businesses such as BT, Optus and […]
“I am really happy that I get to work with a talented and innovative group of people, who have a passion for sustainability and making the world a better place. My favourite thing about my work is that it is based on science. I recently finished writing my master thesis researching environmental impacts from waste […]
In December, Point Advisory hosted an event to discuss the role of the demand side in helping Australia deal with its ‘energy trilemma’. The event was a lighthearted take on a serious issue, and our three speakers covered some interesting technologies and policy solutions. First up was Rob Murray-Leach, who managed to weave in several […]
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