We bridge the gap
and climate action
Specialists in climate transitions for Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Working as an independent centre within Monash University.
Reports and resources from our experts
Climateworks Centre decarbonisation scenarios 2023: Australia can still meet the Paris Agreement
Climateworks Centre's latest scenarios show Australia can reduce emissions by 85 per cent by 2035.
Sea of opportunity: Ocean-based mitigation to support Indonesia’s climate ambition
This report assesses the mitigation potential of coastal and ocean areas and their contribution to Indonesia’s 'Second NDC', and suggests mechanisms for including the ocean in the forthcoming NDC. In addition to examining mitigation potential, it also provides details of key relevance to decision makers such as enabling and economic factors, scientific gaps and the likely flow-on effects.
The key time to improve energy performance of existing homes is when renovating — by adding in upgrades for improved energy performance, safer indoor temperatures, and lowered energy bills.
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.
Delivering freight decarbonisation: Strategies for reducing Australia’s transport emissions
By implementing available solutions in short-haul freight, Australia can start reducing 51 per cent of its freight emissions immediately.
Taking on transition: Impact report 2022
The roots of a net zero future are taking hold, all around us. Now, we need to ensure that this future comes to pass. As you’ll see from these highlights of our impact from 2022, Climateworks is taking on the transition to net zero by targeting the change we need to see with government, companies and institutions.
New scenario modelling by Monash University’s Climateworks Centre demonstrates that Australia can achieve net zero emissions in line with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius with decisive and increased action across all sectors of the economy.
The Australian Treasury has released a proposal setting out the climate-related information many companies may soon need to disclose.
COP28 will take stock of the step change in ambition needed, but the gulf in climate finance promises and realities presents an obstacle to a stronger action.
How we work
Ambitious targets and swift action are prerequisites for shared climate safety. We design tools and knowledge that propel climate transitions in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius across governments, companies and institutions that have the power to reduce emissions.
Who is Climateworks Centre?
We're a specialised organisation with deep knowledge of the places and systems in which we work. These perspectives help our high-impact climate solutions resonate throughout the region.
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.