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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.

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Zoe Whitton on Q+A

Georgia Wilkinson - May 2021

Broadcast on Thursday 20 May 2021 CPD Board Member Zoe Whitton appeared on Q+A to discuss the government’s latest plans to build a gas-fired power plant and the long-term economic...

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Third Climate & Recovery Initiative stakeholder roundtable

communications - December 2020

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...

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Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum

communications - November 2020

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...

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Climate & Recovery Initiative

communications - September 2020

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...

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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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