Our economic, social and environmental systems are facing unprecedented risks and opportunities.
Society is not sufficiently organised or prepared to deal with the complex and wide-spanning impacts of climate change, and there is no clear blueprint for action.
Almost all sectors are calling for climate action to ensure a sustainable, secure and prosperous future.
A strategic, coordinated and just transition for society towards a net-zero emissions and climate resilient future.
Avoided losses through effective risk management.
- Legal risks
- Economic and financial risks
- Social and cultural risks
- Environment risks
- Physical risks
Securing market share with a low-carbon world.
- New markets
- Green finance
- New technology
- Clean growth
Delivering climate action that translates into positive social outcomes.
- Widening participation
- Equity and inclusion
- New partnerships
- Building agency
- A common agenda
The Climate Ready Initiative is a partnership-based social impact initiative focused on preparing society for its transition toward a net-zero emissions and climate-resilient future.
Our vision is to create a climate ready society that:
Understand and accepts the case for climate action.
Takes responsibility for climate change and the need for action.
Works together to take effective and just climate action.
Is transitioning to net-zero emissions and climate resilient future.
A platform for engagement
A clear and legitimate platform from which society can engage with and collaborate on climate action.
Become a recognised leader
An opportunity to become a leader on climate action in Australia
Influence our future
A chance to influence what an effective and just climate ready society looks like.
Create new societal value
A unique moment in time to align operational values with those of society and the environment.
Build the partnership, investment model and activities required to create a climate-ready Australia, with a focus on five key areas.
Ensuring our public sector will be capable of delivering public good services under a changing climate and preparing society for the transition towards net-zero emissions and climate resilient future.
Ensuring our economy is adequately assessing, disclosing, pricing and addressing climate risks and opportunities.
Business and industry
Ensuring our business and industry are well positioned to manage climate risks and capitalise on a low-carbon future.
Empowering and supporting communities to understand and respond to climate risks and the low-carbon transition.
Ensuring that a transition and climate resilient future results in a thriving natural environment.
Rosemary Addis AM
Chair and Social Impact Adviser
Prof Brendan Mackey
Deputy Chair and Climate Change Adviser
John Hewson AM
Sustainable Finance Adviser
Tony Mcavoy SC
Law and Justice Adviser
Ann Sherry AO
Corporate Sustainability Adviser
Helen Szoke AO
Equity and Inclusion Adviser
Sophia Hamblin Wang
Innovation and Technology Adviser