ClimateWorks Australia was founded in 2009 to help bridge the gap between climate research and action. Recognising this need, The Myer Foundation and Monash University partnered to create a new, independent not for profit, working within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI). For the past decade we have played a unique role in Australia’s transition towards a net zero future.
We are relentless in driving climate action. As a major emitter with a prosperous economy, Australia has a responsibility to combat climate change. ClimateWorks has played an influential role in supporting critical sectors to shift to low-emissions solutions. As we have grown, we have recognised an opportunity to share with and learn from our wider region, including Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
As part of MSDI, we are committed to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, which were established to address some of the most significant challenges facing our world today. Our overarching goal is climate action. We want to achieve a transition to net zero in alignment with all of the other goals. A transition that considers the social, economic and environmental impacts and opportunities.
The ClimateWorks mission is to accelerate action to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 within Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, aligned with the global goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.