We bridge the gap
and climate action
Accelerating the transition to net zero emissions for Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Working within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
The latest reports and resources published by our team of experts.
State and territory climate action: Leading policies and programs in Australia
All Australian state and territory governments are now committed to net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.
Corporate action for 1.5 degrees: Best practice for Australian company net zero commitments
Read our news story: ClimateWorks report shows what net zero best practice means for business and reveals examples of Australian companies getting it right What does it take to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees?
Growth through transformation: An investment vision guide for climate and development
To achieve outcomes in line with both the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, developing countries will require an estimated investment of US$2.6 trillion each year over the next decade.
Agriculture businesses working to improve natural capital, while reducing emissions, will be able to test common measurement frameworks and new incentives under the next phase of the Natural Capital Investment Initiative, which has secured three years of funding from the Macdoch Foundation.
Record growth for renewables, funding to address climate risks and more.
To help catalyse emissions reductions at the necessary scale, we are taking a ‘system change’ approach: shifting from supporting governments and businesses to take incremental changes, to instead seeking changes that are transformational, broad reaching and long lasting. ClimateWorks was created in 2009.
How we work
Reaching net zero emissions is a crucial part of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Our collaborative approach centres on designing practical, tailored solutions for sectors, organisations and the whole economy.
Who is ClimateWorks Australia?
We're a highly specialised team of analysts, project leaders, collaborators, capacity builders and engagement experts. We work with partners to find innovative, high-impact emissions reduction opportunities.
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 Australia 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 Australia, former deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment.