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Global temperatures for 2015-2020 are the warmest on record. To limit this rise, ambition needs to increase fivefold. That means halving emissions output each decade until 2050. These findings, from the United in Science 2019 Report, reaffirm the need for comprehensive action across the world.

Australia is responsible for over one per cent of global emissions, with less than half a per cent of the world’s population. Our emissions showed promise, dropping from 2008 onwards. However from 2013, they began rising again. 

Global effects of climate change are being felt. Temperatures during arctic winters have risen by 3 degrees since 1990. An increase in ocean temperatures has resulted in dying coral reefs and rising water levels.

It’s a critical time for action

Thanks to our supporters, we have worked with business, policy and across the whole economy to spur change over the past decade. The scale and speed at which we drive change in the next 10 years will decide our future.

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Our relationship with our supporters is a powerful partnership. Together we have created significant shifts here and overseas to address climate change.

To discuss how you can be a part of this work, contact Simone Rosel, Philanthropy Lead, on +61 3 9903 8037 or email

Please be advised your donation to Monash University will go to support Climateworks Centre activities

To find out about Leaving a legacy with Climateworks, gifts in lieu, gifts in memory and our workplace giving program contact +61 3 9902 0741 or to discuss your wishes.

We also welcome new philanthropic investment and partnerships to co-design and collaborate together from all regions, well beyond Australia. Reach out to Liz Ee at if you’re interested in learning more about how we work internationally with our philanthropic partners to facilitate meaningful change.