Sustainable Economy

Zoe Whitton on a gas-fired future

Broadcast on Monday 12 April 2021 CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on the ABC’s Four Corners to discuss what’s behind the Federal Government’s push for a gas-fired future. Watch the full episode below:

Toby Phillips: Global climate action will reshape Australia’s trade

Published in The Australian Financial Review, 09 February 2021 Last week at the National Press Club, the Prime Minister said Australia would “reach net zero emissions as soon as possible, and preferably by 2050”. Those final...

Discussion Paper: Chasing the Pack

In a paper released today by the Centre for Policy Development (CPD), Program Director Toby Phillips analyses how Australia’s immediate economic and diplomatic future could be defined by global activity around climate diplomacy, green...

Third Climate & Recovery Initiative stakeholder roundtable

On 23 November, CPD and our partners convened the third stakeholder roundtable in our Climate & Recovery Initiative (CRI). The CRI was established in May 2020 to drive a stronger alignment between COVID-19 recovery...

Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum

Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum On 23 November, CPD co-hosted a public forum as part of the Climate & Recovery Initiative. We were joined by three special guest speakers: APRA Executive Board...

Climate & Recovery Initiative

CPD in partnership with ClimateWorks, Ai Group, ACTU and Pollination The Climate and Recovery Initiative brings together prominent leaders from government, business and civil society to identify the best ideas for aligning Australia’s economic...

CPD welcomes new CSIRO missions for Australia’s recovery and resilience

Today Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has announced a suite of new ‘missions’ – major scientific and research collaborations aimed at achieving breakthroughs in response to Australia’s most pressing challenges.  In a National...

Zoe Whitton: Our Energy Future

CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on Q+A to talk about Australia’s energy future. You can listen to the program here. The Federal Government has unveiled its roadmap for Australia’s energy future, shifting focus...

How prepared is our financial system for climate shocks?

CPD CEO Travers McLeod was was on Radio National Breakfast with Norman Swan. You can listen to the interview here. The Reserve Bank of Australia has joined with 66 central banks from around the...

Legal action on climate is what we all want to avoid – CPD CEO Travers McLeod in the AFR

Efforts to understand climate risk within companies and across the economy are not about managing climate through the legal system, usurping the role of government, or forcing companies to go it alone on saving...