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Climate Energy Finance (CEF) is a think tank established in 2022 that works probono in the public interest on accelerating decarbonisation in line with the climate science.

We conduct research and analyses on global financial issues related to the global energy transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, as well as the implications for the Australian economy, with a key focus on the threats and opportunities for Australian investments and exports. Beyond Australia, CEF’s geographic focus is the greater Asian region as the priority destination for Australian exports. CEF also examines convergence of technology trends in power, transport, mining and industry in accelerating decarbonisation.

CEF is independent, non-partisan, works with partners in the corporate and finance sector, NGOs, government, and progressive social and climate movement organisations in Australia, and is philanthropically funded.

Advisory Board

Graeme Wood AM

Chair, Advisory Board

Blair Palese

Advisory Board Member

John Hepburn

Advisory Board Member

Our people

Tim Buckley

Founder and Director | Sydney AEST

Annemarie Jonson

Chief of Staff / communications | Sydney AEST

Matt Pollard

Matthew Pollard

Net Zero Transformation Analyst | Brisbane AEST

Paul Oosting

Special Advisor

Xuyang Dong

Energy Policy Analyst, China | Sydney AEDST

Amanda Caldwell

Strategic Lead, Australian response to US IRA

Our partners

We work in a variety of ways with the following organisations and groups, as well as many others across finance, eNGOs, corporates and government.

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia
Clean Energy Investor Group
Investor Group on Climate Change
Asian Investor Group on Climate Change
Investment Innovation Institute (i3)
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis India

NTPC India
Tata Power India

Boundless Earth
Ethinvest Foundation
Graeme Wood Foundation
The Sunrise Project
Trawalla Foundation
Australian Conservation Foundation
Australian Security Leaders Climate Group
Climate Action Network Australia
Climate Council of Australia
Climate Media Centre
Doctors for the Environment
Environmental Defenders Office
Environmental Leadership Australia
Equity Generation Lawyers
First Nations Clean Energy Network
Lock the Gate

Beyond Zero Emissions
Clean Energy Council
Climate Capital Forum
Green Building Council of Australia
Macquarie University
Rewiring Australia
Smart Energy Council
Superpower Institute
University of Sydney

Meridian Energy
Southern Green Hydrogen

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