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10.08.22

Benefits of lifting Australian National Construction Code energy standards reaffirmed in joint statement

Climateworks Centre is among more than 100 organisations to sign a joint statement emphasising the strong community support in Australia for lifting energy standards in the 2022 National Construction Code.

04.08.22

How can energy regulation help Australia reach net zero?

John Thwaites outlines how changes to the National Electricity Objective (NEO), among other regulatory changes, could help Australia achieve its emission reductions targets, in this edited extract of a speech given to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Regulatory Conference in Brisbane on 4 August 2022.

02.08.22

G20 seminar looks at how to finance just energy transition in emerging economies

A G20 seminar series, co-hosted by Climateworks Centre in Jakarta, has explored innovative approaches to financing that can help emerging economies to transition to renewable energy in a fair and sustainable way.

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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.