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Climate & Recovery Initiative


The Climate & Recovery Initiative brings together leaders from government, business and civil society to identify the best ideas for aligning Australia’s economic recovery with a transition towards a net zero emissions economy, and to get them into the right hands.  Coordinated by the Centre for Policy Development (CPD) and ClimateWorks Australia, with a steering group that includes the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Pollination, the Initiative was formed in recognition that Australia faces two generation-defining challenges: recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and responding to climate change.

Climate & Recovery Initiative Stakeholder Roundtables: 

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Climate & Recovery Initiative Roundtable Eight

Lachlan Williams - April 2022

Climate and Recovery Initiative Roundtable Eight, from Centre for Policy Development and ClimateWorks Centre. Part of the Sustainable Economy Program at the Centre for Policy Development.

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Who’s buying? – Centre for Policy Development

Jeremy McEachern - January 2022

Who’s buying? in the media AFR and ABC both covered the release of the report Toby Phillips appeared on ABC News and AM to discuss the report’s findings It was...

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Seventh Climate & Recovery Initiative stakeholder roundtable

Jeremy McEachern - November 2021

The seventh roundtable of the Climate and Recovery Initiative, on Friday 19 November 2021, was held directly after a public forum on Climate, Capital Markets and Global Governance. The UNFCCC...

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CPD’s Upcoming Public Forum: Climate, Capital Markets and Global Governance

Georgia Wilkinson - November 2021

On behalf of the Climate & Recovery Initiative, the Centre for Policy Development and ClimateWorks Australia are pleased to invite you to participate in a virtual public forum on climate,...

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When CPD set out on this work in early 2016, we began with the premise that performance and leadership on sustainability-related risks in the Australian corporate sector were lagging.

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