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20.06.22

How net zero is the new normal

Two years ago, we were in the middle of an acrimonious debate on climate.

17.06.22

Good news in climate solutions — June 2022

Vietnam planning switch from coal, mining giant looks to wind and solar and NSW invests $1.2 billion in renewable energy infrastructure.

17.05.22

How to ‘bend the curve’ of emissions in each sector during the next term of government to stay aligned with 1.5 degrees

For over a decade of IPCC releases, climate scientists have marked 2025 as the global deadline for peak emissions if we are to keep ‘1.5 degrees’ on the table.

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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.