Advisory Services

ClimateWorks’ reputation as a leading independent advisor allows us to work constructively with government, business, industry, investors and peak bodies, to help them understand and address barriers to emissions reduction opportunities. Our thorough understanding of the practical needs of business and constraints of government means we are able to find solutions that deliver strong benefits for all stakeholders.

Services we offer include setting net zero emissions strategies, projecting emissions, developing emissions mitigation strategies, scenario analysis and identification and quantification of risks and opportunities in a decarbonising world. We also help stakeholders to explore and resolve barriers to change, plan implementation strategies, provide third party facilitation and advise government on policy.

We’re experienced in working with a range of public and private sector clients. These have included the Federal Government, the South Australian government, the Victorian government, the NSW government, City of Melbourne, City of Greater Geelong, Westpac, Property Council of Australia, Origin Energy, Ergon Energy, Bunnings, CSIRO, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council.

Business and industry

ClimateWorks delivers rigorous, innovative, analysis for businesses and investors. Our expertise spans economy-wide and sector specific analysis of pathways to net zero emissions by 2050, including:

  • National, sub-national, sector-specific and business-specific emissions projections and emissions reduction strategies

  • Financial analysis of mitigation opportunities

  • Energy productivity potential

  • Financial impact of improvements in energy productivity for portfolio companies

  • Investment portfolio risk analysis

  • Low carbon buildings

  • Electric vehicles

  • Vehicle emissions standards

  • Energy generation

  • Tracking emissions reduction progress

  • Industrial energy efficiency

  • Connection rules for small generation systems such as cogeneration

  • Cross-sectoral knowledge sharing


ClimateWorks has an extensive and successful track record assisting federal, state and local governments to achieve their emissions reduction goals. We specialise in identifying the lowest cost emissions reduction opportunities and helping remove barriers to creating a net zero emissions future.

Peak bodies

A key challenge in advancing emissions reduction within a sector is effectively convening and consulting multiple stakeholders with diverse priorities. ClimateWorks’ collaborative approach means we regularly instigate, facilitate and contribute to such forums, helping to support optimal sector-wide emissions reduction outcomes.

International partners

ClimateWorks is supporting developing countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands to shape and implement long term, lowest emissions development pathways consistent with the UN Paris Climate Agreement goal of net zero emissions through a 'Pathways to Prosperity - Achieving lowest emissions development and the Sustainable Development Goals ’, a new work program to share learnings and build capacity across our regional neighbours, building on the proven ‘Pathways to deep decarbonisation in 2050'.