The infrastructure sector accounts for almost half of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, driven largely by fossil fuel consumption in energy generation and passenger and freight transport. As institutional investors increasingly consider environmental, social and governance factors in their investment decisions, infrastructure owners face new challenges in the way they manage the energy profile of their assets. CEFC finance supports best practice and market leading design, construction and operations.
Leading freight and logistics company Qube Holdings Limited is developing the nationally-significant Moorebank Logistics Park in south-western Sydney to take emissions-intensive trucks off Australian roads by increasing the use of rail networks to distribute containerised freight to and from Port Botany.
Australia’s largest infrastructure fund, the $12 billion IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund, is working with the CEFC to reduce carbon emissions at some of the nation’s leading infrastructure assets across ports, airports and electricity infrastructure.