Grant to Monash’s ClimateWorks validates the critical role universities play in solving global challenges

The $3 million grant was received from the Ian Potter Foundation as part of their Environment and Conservation program which is committed to preserving and protecting Australia’s environmental future. In total 15 new grants totalling $6.5 million were awarded to organisations financially viable  to affect change into the long term future.

The Ian Potter Foundation awarded the grant based on ClimateWorks’ reputation in the industry, its credibility across scientific and environmental sectors and its long term vision to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050.

ClimateWorks is an independent, non-profit, multi award winning organisation working under the auspices of Monash Sustainability Institute.

As a member of the Global Network of Universities and Knowledge Institutions, Monash University supports the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals launched by the UN Secretary General to mobilise global scientific and technological expertise and guide global development. These 17 goals were  unveiled recently at the launch of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

ClimateWorks and Monash Sustainability Institute continue to develop strong partnerships with government and corporate entities to create alternatives to allow Australia to build a prosperous low carbon economy; a result only achievable with broad collaboration and philanthropic support from organisations  like The Ian Potter Foundation.