How we work
Our systems change approach holds the bar high to help key players in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific take action at the scale needed to meet global climate goals.
The cycle of change
Our end-to-end process underpins how we collaborate and design programs. We develop agenda-setting research and apply it to specific contexts to meet stakeholder needs. We then implement our findings and empower people to create change.
1. Agenda setting research
Build the case for action through evidence-rich data.
2. Applied research
Translate research into practical information, tailored to organisational needs.
Work with business and policy decision-makers to enable action.
Engage decision-makers and third parties to build understanding and support for action.
5. Build Capacity
Infuse our future work and the work of others with what we've learned.
Where we work
Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, yet the region stands to benefit as leaders in the transition to a decarbonised future. Climateworks has grown our presence in the region with country offices in Australia and Indonesia, while working with partners across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Where we work
Our work in Australia
Rich in natural resources and particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Australia has everything to gain from a swift transition to net zero.
Our work in Indonesia
Indonesia has the opportunity to support its ambitious development goal and need for jobs to match with climate action that could see it as a leader in the region.
What is ‘systems change’?
Systems thinking acknowledges that structures – whether they be political, social or financial – are full of complexity and need to be examined as a ‘whole picture’. This can help us identify where interventions have the best chance to support change at scale, and where our efforts are best spent to support the ecosystem around us. System change also refers to the ambition for change that is systemic rather than incremental, and becomes lasting and self-reinforcing.
Driving systems change
Climateworks is working across four physical systems of the economy that produce emissions, and three systems that enable emissions reduction.
Systems of work
Food, land and ocean
Can we produce enough food for a growing population, while safeguarding our environment and supporting a transition to net zero emissions?
Over half of the global population currently lives in urban areas, projected to reach 70 per cent by 2050.
Examining commitments and action across public and private sectors to address the global goals.
Nearly half of Australia’s exports come from economic sectors where carbon emissions are not easily reduced.