1. Introduction

We’re a trusted advisor with a nonpartisan approach. Evidence-based policies provide that foundation for a low emission economy.

ClimateWorks provides independent research, analysis and recommendations to inform policy. We explore the costs and benefits of different climate solutions and provide advice on the options available for achieving net zero.

What we’re doing

There is a global push to limit warming well under 20C with a goal of 1.50C, spurred by the Paris Agreement. This world will look vastly different to our own. But the solutions to help us get there present economic, social and environmental opportunities. Business, policy and social drivers are all needed to keep global temperature rise below targets, and to capitalise on the opportunities that come with climate solutions. 

Our research provides a holistic view of the risks and opportunities climate solutions present. We use this independent research to advise policymakers on pathways available. We analyse current policy and map out trajectories that show how we are tracking. Our ultimate goal is embedding a 1.50C goal in government policy. Our research shows that net zero is achievable and a must.

3. Resources

Joint submission to the ministerial forum on vehicle emissions: proposed fuel efficiency standard for light vehicles

Improving light vehicle fuel efficiency can help Australia deliver on our international commitments, improve air quality, health outcomes and deliver financial savings.

  • Transport
  • Policy

Submission to the review of Australia’s climate change policies

Australia should set a long term goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

  • Policy

The path forward for electric vehicles in Australia – Joint submission to the Federal Government vehicle emissions discussion paper

‘The path forward for electric vehicles in Australia’ has been prepared by a collaboration of industry representatives from the Electric Vehicle ecosystem, to explore the role of electric vehicles in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and achieving improvements in energy productivity.

  • Transport
  • Policy

Towards fuel efficient, lower emission light vehicles: Submission to the vehicle emissions discussion paper

The transport sector is one of the fastest growing sources of emissions within Australia, increasing by 47.5% since 1990.

  • Transport
  • Policy

Submission to consultation on Building energy efficiency in new commercial buildings in the Northern Territory

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity. In January 2020 Climateworks was invited to provide input on the Northern Territory Government consultation into the adoption of minimum energy requirements for new commercial buildings.

  • Australia
  • Buildings

Submission to the Government of Western Australia on Climate Change

In December 2019 ClimateWorks took the opportunity to respond to the Government of Western Australia’s Climate change in Western Australia Issues paper – September 2019.

  • Australia

Submission to the inquiry into electric buses in regional and metropolitan public transport networks in New South Wales

Electric buses can reduce costs, improve air quality and support local industries.

  • Transport