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.
Holding focus: Impact report 2020
In 2020, ClimateWorks was proud to adapt and ‘hold focus’ despite the extraordinary circumstance of operating amid a global pandemic.
Net zero momentum tracker – energy sector
Australia’s energy sector must accelerate its pace of decarbonisation if Australia is to reach net zero emissions, in line with the global climate goals.
Moving to zero
Australia’s first comprehensive guide to reaching zero emissions in the transport sector.
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.
Issues paper: Reshaping Infrastructure for a net zero emissions future
Infrastructure has a significant, lasting influence on Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Our first in a series on the complex and interdependent nature of the transport system, Rachel Lynskey explores why electric vehicles are an important part of the net zero conversation – but not the whole picture.
Our new series, researched and written by Rachel Lynskey, Project Officer for Transport, explains how the transport sector is interconnected – and that solutions for reducing emissions must be, too.
Ian will oversee our work in four physical systems – cities, energy, industry and food, land and oceans – and three enabling systems of sustainable economies, finance and corporates.
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.