The University of Queensland is offering the resources industries workshops to help manage their carbon costs.
Following the Government’s announcement today of a $23 per tonne carbon tax ahead of its official release, the industry has raised concerns.
The aid the industry UQ (through its commercial arm UniQuest) will provide the free workshops, funded by the Federal Government’s Enterprise Connect program “aims to help businesses create new commercial opportunities and cost savings by improving efficiency, identifying new markets and leveraging available funding in a carbon constrained economy,” it said.
The workshops include ‘calculating a carbon footprint, calculating carbon costs and savings, and identifying new business opportunities as a result of carbon management strategies’.
UniQuest managing director David Henderson explained that the workshops are a response to a growing need for evidence based support.
“Decision-makers attending the workshops will hear from leading academics who understand the complex issues facing industry in relation to commercial and environmental sustainability. It’s an opportunity many companies, especially small-to-medium enterprises, might not otherwise have to gain valuable insights into the implications for their businesses,” Henderson said.
The mining industry workshops will be held 2 August.