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Accelerating the transition to net zero emissions for Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Working within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
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Reports and resources from our team of experts
Taking on transition: Impact report 2022
Anna Skarbek, CEO of Climateworks Centre, introduces the organisation’s 2022 impact report.
Government climate action: Leading policies and programs in Australia
This report analyses targets, policies and programs announced by Australian federal, state and territory governments, with a focus on policies introduced since the publication of our previous report on state and territory climate action.
Heavy industry in Australia could decarbonise, help limit warming to 1.5 degrees and create up to 1.35 million jobs: new report outlines pathways
A new report has, for the first time in Australia, outlined decarbonisation pathways that show it is possible for five of Australia’s most significant heavy industry supply chains to transition to net zero, consistent with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5ºC.
1.5°C climate goal: How does the ASX200 stack up in 2022?
Climateworks Centre has analysed the ASX200’s climate commitments against a 1.5°C trajectory, in line with mitigating the worst impacts of climate change.
Nature-based solutions’ critical role in meeting the climate challenge — and why land use needs more attention
How would you change over half of the world’s croplands to better support carbon removal?
Many Indonesians still misunderstand climate change – so how can we change this?
Despite the country’s good progress in addressing climate change, two recent surveys have shown many Indonesians do not understand climate change or its causes.
‘We can do it’: Climate and Energy Minister Chris Bowen launches report outlining pathways to decarbonise Australian industry
Minister for Climate Change and Energy, the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, says he believes Australia can, with an ‘all-in effort’, decarbonise heavy industry and create jobs across the nation in the process.
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Reaching net zero emissions is a crucial part of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Our collaborative approach centres on designing practical, tailored solutions for sectors, organisations and the whole economy.
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There is enormous importance for an independent centre for policy discussion and the independent perspective that Climateworks provides, I highly value that.
Professor Ross Garnaut – Melbourne University
John F Kennedy once said, “By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we help all people to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly towards it.” I mention this because one of the units of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute – Climateworks – is doing exactly that, in an absolutely compelling way.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director – UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
They actually understand commercial decision making processes and the barriers of companies and communities in this space.
Corporate manager – Alcoa Australia
Climateworks is having real influence and impact on governments, business and the wider community. Though climate change policy has been extremely fraught and politically difficult in recent years, Climateworks has become a key advisor for both sides of politics.
John Thwaites, Chair, Monash Sustainability Institute and Climateworks Centre, former deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment.