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.
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.
Brief for policy-makers: Renewable energy industrial precincts
Australia’s industrial regions play an essential role in the nation’s economy.
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.
Climate-ready homes: Building the case for a renovation wave in Australia
Climateworks Centre’s Renovation Pathways research program identifies ways governments and the private sector can enable home energy performance upgrades in a coordinated manner.
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.
Pathways to industrial decarbonisation: Positioning Australian industry to prosper in a net zero global economy
In 2023, there is international accord that urgent action is required to reduce emissions in line with Paris Agreement goals and limit warming to below 2°C, and preferably to 1.5°C.
Fifteen climate and energy leaders from Indonesia and Vietnam will converge on Melbourne later this month for the Southeast Asia Just Energy Transition Fellowship.
Fossil fuels have driven rapid growth but the country has pledged – with global help – to be carbon neutral by 2050, writes Trang Nguyen for the Lowy Institute.
Climateworks Centre has appointed Dr Fraser Thompson to its board of directors, adding significant international sustainability strategy and implementation expertise.
How we work
Ambitious targets and swift action are prerequisites for shared climate safety. Climateworks develops evidence-based solutions to accelerate emissions reduction in line with the global 1.5°C temperature goal.
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 Sustainable Development Institute and Climateworks Centre, former deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment.