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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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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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Australia’s access to capital may be strangled over climate stance

Georgia Wilkinson - October 2021

Article by Lucas Baird featuring CPD’s Climate & Recovery Initiative, published in the Australian Financial Review on 22 September 2021. Australia risks punishment from global markets that will blow out...

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Travers McLeod and Toby Phillips: Time to respond to the climate for investment

Georgia Wilkinson - September 2021

A shorter version of this op-ed was published in The Australian on 29 September 2021. While Scott Morrison met with Quad leaders at the White House last week in the...

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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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