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Getting started with Pathways
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Net-zero Pathways

Net-zero Pathways is a calculator tool that enables cities to set emissions reduction targets by exploring alternative pathways across key intervention areas covering stationary energy, transport, and waste.

The emissions modelling in Net-zero Pathways is based on Kinesis’ analysis for the Greater Cities Commission for Metropolitan Sydney. For more details about the Greater Sydney Pathways to Net-zero Emissions analysis, visit

Net-zero Pathways utilises the greenhouse gas emissions data from the Resilient Sydney Platform, which allows you to construct a pathway for any of the Metropolitan Sydney local government areas or suburbs.

Getting started with Pathways

This guide walks you through creating your first emissions reduction pathway for your local area and how you can use the results to inform program or policy development.

Log in

You can log in to Pathways at

Select locations

To start constructing a pathway, select the local government areas or suburbs you’re modelling the pathway for.


Iterate on pathway

You can then work through each the of intervention areas such as residential retrofits, mode shift, waste reduction and more. Adjust these inputs to reflect your city’s aspirations (i.e. what do I want to achieve in my area) or program inputs (i.e. what is the city’s waste or mode shift targets, or what percent of buildings do we want to target for efficiency upgrades).

For further guidance on constructing pathways, see A guide on Pathway inputs.


As you iterate on a pathway, you will get immediate feedback on the outcomes of this pathway, so you can see if you are achieving your targets around net-zero emissions and carbon budget.

More details about these visualisations are discussed in Understanding Pathway results.


Download outputs

Once you have a pathway that you want to analyse further, keep a record of, or share with colleagues, you can download the complete outputs.

More information on outputs are in Understanding Pathway results.

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