1. Introduction

How will we decarbonise as a nation? Harnessing a combination of technology, society and policy that drive new and existing solutions.  

‘Decarbonisation futures’ explores how Australia can limit global warming through technological, social and policy drivers. Recent years have seen significant technological changes that have greatly improved the prospects for decarbonising Australia’s economy.  However, these innovations aren’t currently considered in policy and planning. Exploring them allows us to better reflect what the world could look like, plan accordingly and capitalise on opportunities. With appropriate policy and societal support, new and emerging technologies can both cut emissions and grow Australia’s economy into the future.

2. Our team

Our Decarbonisation futures team has experience across data analysis, modelling, strategy, sustainability, policy, communications and more.


Our team


Our Decarbonisation futures team has experience across data analysis, modelling, strategy, sustainability, policy, communications and more.


3. Our partners

  • CSIRO
  • DELWP QLD
  • Clean Energy Finance Corp
  • Climate KIC

6. News

Stimulating Australia’s economy and reaching climate goals can share a single pathway

The latest launch by ClimateWorks Australia, the Decarbonisation Futures report, builds on previous modelling to show that pathways to zero emissions by 2050 remain open, with new technology enabling Australia to achieve an outcome compatible with a global temperature rise of under 1.5 degrees.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this work is being looked at in a new light – as a way to rebuild Australia’s economy in a climate-friendly fashion.

  • ClimateWorks news
  • Whole of economy

Anna Skarbek joins Australia’s biggest online energy event.

Hosted by the Smart Energy Council and RenewEconomy Stimulus Summit: A Renewables-Led Economic Recovery attracted over 3,500 delegates from across Australia.

  • ClimateWorks news

Anna Skarbek presents at the Clean Energy Councils Clean Recovery Forum.

On Tuesday 5 May, the Clean Energy Council held a forum with leading political, industry and community representatives to discuss the potential of A Clean Recovery to lead Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

  • ClimateWorks news

Carbon conversations: Anna Skarbek talks ClimateWorks’ major report.

On the back of ClimateWorks’ seminal report release, Decarbonisation Futures, CEO Anna Skarbek joined the Carbon Market Institute’s John Connor to discuss the findings.

  • ClimateWorks news

Energy Insiders Podcast: Anna Skarbek on Australia’s rapid and low cost path to zero emissions

Since the release of ClimateWork’s 2014 report Pathways to Deep Decarbonisation technology costs are far lower and more advanced.

  • ClimateWorks news

Energy Efficiency Council launches First Fuel Podcast, featuring ClimateWorks CEO Anna Skarbek.

On May 6 the Energy Efficiency Council launched the first episode of its new podcast, First Fuel, on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response, with ClimateWorks CEO Anna Skarbek and our major report Decarbonisation Futures the first to be featured.

  • ClimateWorks news
  • Whole of economy

How can climate action help drive Australia’s recovery? Anna Skarbek in conversation with Australia at Home.

The action needed to address the threat of climate change could also be key to stimulating Australia’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

  • ClimateWorks news