Monash University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global energy company Engie. The two organisations will explore opportunities to co-develop scalable zero-carbon solutions that accelerate the implementation of Monash’s Net Zero Initiative, winner of the 2018 United Nations “Momentum for Change Award”.
As part of its broader scope, the collaboration to be developed under the MoU will see Monash and Engie use their combined expertise to build the foundations for better cities globally.
“It will harness both of our strengths to tackle the critical global challenge of reducing carbon emissions before the irreversible impacts of climate change are felt by the world’s ecosystems, societies and economies,” says Monash University’s Professor Ken Sloan of the MOU.
Through coordinated deployment, research and education activities, the collaboration ultimately aims at exploring and developing net zero solutions for cities and major precincts worldwide.
Engie Australia and New Zealand CEO Augustin Honorat says Monash University deserves kudos for its early adoption of a net zero emissions target, as well as capturing knowledge for future innovations.
“Engie is excited to sign the MoU,” he says, “and looks forward to working with Monash to help achieve their net zero target by 2030 and to accelerate, together, the global transition to net zero emissions. ”
Image shows Monash University’s new Woodside Building for Technology and Design, photo courtesy of Monash University.