Emma Peterson

Policy Manager

Emma manages policy for Australia in the International and Country Context team. She provides expert policy advice, and support for policy change-focussed projects driving substantial emissions reduction across the Australian economy.  Emma also supports our system teams, facilitating opportunities to amplify our impact by taking a policy approach. She keeps ClimateWorks up-to-date with global trends, and shares our knowledge and resources.

Previous to ClimateWorks, Emma was lead coordinator for the Energy Sector Pledge and a key contributor to the Climate Change Strategy while in the Victorian Government. Emma has an extensive background in the climate change and energy fields across the UK, US and Australia. She has worked in climate change adaptation, major energy projects and renewable energy policy. Emma started her career as an engineer working in the private sector, including working on an offshore gas platform.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechanical) and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from the University of Western Australia. Emma completed an exchange with McGill University in Canada.