To limit warming to 1.5°C we need global emissions reduction as scale. But the protection and restoration of nature will also be vital to climate solutions.

Nature and land use is complex, so measurement is a crucial element in understanding both the size of the challenge and the solutions required to meet climate and nature related goals.

Hear from Climateworks experts as they discuss how nature and land use can be part of the climate solution, in this video webinar presented by Climateworks CEO Anna Skarbek.

One framework assesses environmental indicators so we know how we are tracking in Australia, and how we might do better.

Dr Romy Zyngier presents Climateworks’ research based on the landmark ‘planetary boundaries’ framework, adapting it to the Australian context and what these boundaries mean for the country’s land use sector, including agriculture and forestry, among others.

Another initiative is creating a consistent way to measure natural assets, so it can play a bigger role in the solution.

Katie Hammer presents our Natural Capital Investment Initiative, which works across Australia and within global nature-based frameworks to find comparable measurement systems covering all key aspects of nature and create the incentives for land managers to use them.

‘The Briefing Room: The twin challenge of tackling climate change while preserving nature’ was held live online on 12 July, 2022 at midday AEST.

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Liam Walsh
System Lead – Food, Land and Oceans

Liam leads Climateworks’ efforts to reduce emissions within the Food, Land & Ocean system across Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He works in close collaboration with teams across the organisation and with external partners to ensure Climateworks’ impact on emissions reduction in the Food, Land & Ocean system is realised and maximised across multiple geographical locations.

Liam has varied experience working with different actors across our global food system to drive change, including major companies and government actors in Australia, Vietnam, Kenya, Liberia and the UK.

Dr. Romy Zyngier
Senior Research Manager

Romy works within the Land Use Futures program, a multi-year, cross-sectoral initiative supporting the shift to sustainable food and land use in Australia. 

Romy leads a research program that aims to fill multiple knowledge gaps in Australian food and land use systems. This includes working with Deakin University and the CSIRO to coordinate modelling and analysis exploring sustainable food and land use futures.

Romy has over a decade of experience working in scientific research focused on land use and management, and carbon sequestration.

Katie Hammer
Program Impact Manager – Natural Capital

Katie leads the Natural Capital Investment Initiative which was established to develop tools and processes that support the scaling of natural capital measurement across Australia.

Previously, Katie was a researcher at the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities where she led the water sensitive city transitions program. She is specifically interested in translating research to policy and practice to accelerate sustainability transitions in the water and environment sectors.

Katie is an interdisciplinary professional, with an environmental engineering background and extensive experience delivering social science research projects.


Anna Skarbek
Chief Executive Officer

Anna Skarbek is CEO of Climateworks Centre. 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.