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Join us as we share our modelling insights and assessments of emerging policy trends.

From commitments at COP to global net zero banking alliances, action to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is becoming more widely accepted and demanded.

In 2020, Climateworks showed it was possible to decarbonise Australia along a 1.5°C pathway, with an ‘all-in’ effort.

Since then, advances in science and technology, including in hydrogen and hard to abate sectors, have opened more opportunities to decarbonise this decade.

Join our host CEO Anna Skarbek and our Research and Analysis Manager Michael Li as they set the context for global shifts towards a 1.5°C feasible future, and introduce you to decarbonisation pathways which show ways to get there.

Hear insights about what has changed in the first two years of this decade — for example in hydrogen and technology readiness — and why we are even more confident now that Australia can reach net zero in line with a 1.5°C future. We also share some early highlights of updated modelling from our Modelling Manager Jay Gordon.

Our System Lead for Sustainable Economies Alison Cleary will present progress in Australia towards the net zero transition with examples and trends for state and federal government. 

All registered attendees will be sent a link to a recording of the webinar after the event.


Michael Li
Research and Analysis Manager

Michael coordinates research, modelling and analysis capabilities at Climateworks, in line with the organisation’s strategic objective of achieving systems-level change. 

Previously, Michael led our buildings and infrastructure portfolio. He managed the research and engagement activities that led to a once-in-a-decade reform of building energy regulations, and to Michael being recognised as Young Energy Efficiency Professional of the Year at the 2018 National Energy Efficiency Awards. 

Before joining Climateworks, Michael worked as a sustainability consultant at global integrated services firm AECOM.

Jay Gordon
Modelling Manager

Jay coordinates modelling capabilities across the organisation.

Jay’s role includes managing the development and application of the Aus-TIMES model, which is one of the premier tools in Australia for creating decarbonisation pathways and underpins much of Climateworks’ Australian scenario analysis.

Jay focuses largely on modelling decarbonisation pathways, including work with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Transgrid, modelling some of the first 1.5-degree aligned climate scenarios designed to support electricity system planning in Australia.

Alison Cleary
System Lead – Sustainable Economies

Alison leads our Sustainable Economies system, supporting the development of net zero strategies and aligned policy. This team encourages green economic diversification, with consideration of economic and development co-benefits that the shift towards sustainable economies can deliver

Alison is a management, communications and advocacy specialist with 30 years’ experience in the built environment, social justice, community development and environment sectors in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

She has worked in a number of roles with Oxfam and the Australian Conservation Foundation, including as Oxfam International’s Tsunami Policy Lead, following the 2004 Asian Tsunami.


Anna Skarbek
Chief Executive Officer

A former banker and green policy adviser, Anna has led Climateworks since its creation in 2009, analysing emissions reduction opportunities, setting the ambition and unblocking barriers to implementation.

Anna worked in London’s carbon markets as Vice President of Advisory with Climate Change Capital, in Australia Anna was senior policy advisor to the Victorian Deputy Premier and Minister for Water, Environment and Climate Change, investment banker in Macquarie Bank’s energy and utilities team, and solicitor with Mallesons Stephen Jaques.