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.
We made a short, two minute film to encompass what we have achieved together and how we plan to grow our impact over the next 10 years, which we believe is the transformational decade for climate action.
Net zero momentum tracker – resources sector
The Australian resources sector must rise to the challenge of the global net zero transition The Net Zero Momentum Tracker Resources Sector report, the seventh sector report in a series by ClimateWorks Australia with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, analyses 22 of Australia’s biggest emitters within the resources sector.
Australian industry energy transitions initiative
We’re bringing Australian industry together to accelerate action towards achieving net zero supply chains by mid century.
Decarbonisation Futures: Solutions, actions and benchmarks for a net zero emissions Australia
ClimateWorks’ seminal report shows how technologies in each sector can achieve climate goals in Australia when rebuilding the economy to be resilient for the future.
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.
Moving to zero
Australia’s first comprehensive guide to reaching zero emissions in the transport sector.
By Sarah Fumei and Simon Graham Early last year, a potential silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis emerged: Australia’s carbon emissions were falling.
In 2015, all countries agreed in Paris to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to strive for 1.5 degrees.
The 46th President of the United States has committed a trillion dollars in funding for the policies, including investment programs and government procurement.
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.