In 2009, the Myer Foundation and Monash University realised that Australia needed a new approach to drive action on climate change. One that understood the interests of business, government and investors and was trusted to be an independent, credible advisor in Australia's transition to a prosperous low carbon future.
That's why they partnered to create ClimateWorks Australia - an independent, research-based, non-profit organisation committed to catalysing reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Australia.
Since then, ClimateWorks has built a reputation as a trusted, credible and fact-based broker by working in partnership with leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors.
ClimateWorks works within Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), which brings together the best minds from multiple fields of endeavour in world-leading cross-disciplinary programs and centres of excellence. They draw on the interdisciplinary expertise of scientists, lawyers, economists, psychologists, biologists, engineers, health professionals, training experts and more, to nut out the ‘wicked’ problems. Together, world-leading experts from MSDI combine with the best from across Monash University, industry, academia and civic society to envisage and create the world of the future.
With strong links to the US-based ClimateWorks Foundation, ClimateWorks Australia also benefits from an international network of affiliated organisations that support effective policies for greenhouse gas reduction.