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Erwin Jackson

Director, Policy

Erwin is one of Australia’s leading climate policy analysts and advocates with over 30 years’ experience. He oversees the policy and advocacy priorities for IGCC and is a regular commentor in the national media on climate policy and risk.

At IGCC, Erwin has been responsible for developing and implementing the organisations three year national policy priorities. This has included working with governments and stakeholders to build investable national climate, physical risk and climate-related risk policies. He regularly meets with policy makers and government officials to discuss climate policy and financial risk. He is also the co-chair of the Investor Agenda {link} Policy Working Group with responsibility to building investor engagement with policy makers in key markets in Asia Pac, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Throughout his career Erwin has advised government and business on effective climate policy in nationally, and internationally. He sat on research advisory committees and undertaken strategy development in low-emissions technology for the University of Melbourne, ANU, CSIRO and the University of Queensland. Erwin was Deputy CEO of The Climate Institute for nearly 10 years, where he was seconded to the Climate Change Authority as an expert in international climate change diplomacy. Other roles include being a senior policy advisor to the Australian Conservation Foundation and Environment Victoria. Erwin is a director of Climate Analytics Australia and member of ANU’s Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions External Advisory Committee.

Policy & Advocacy Working Group Meeting

Working Group Meeting | Online | 2 November 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Submission: Economic Modelling to support investible sector pathways

19 September 2023

IGCC has made a submission to the Climate Change Authority's consultation on economic modelling, to support its advice to Government for Australia’s 2035 Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

IGCC working group: Policy & Advocacy Sep 19 2023

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Submission: Unlocking electrification with privately leveraged capital

5 September 2023

IGCCs submission to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's (DCCEEW's) consultation on the Capacity Investment Scheme emphasises the importance of strategic policy to leverage private capital with public funds. The submission considers how the CIS fits within established policy at State/Territory and Federal levels, and where, as a relatively small scheme, it is of most value to de-risk emergent technologies needed to create a dynamic, future-proofed electricity market.

Road to Resilience – An investor action plan for an adaptive and resilient economy

Report | Michael Bones, Kate Simmonds, Erwin Jackson, Bethany Richards | 22 August 2023

“Road to Resilience” is a new strategy to stimulate investment in climate resilience, protecting against the physical risks of climate change. The key objectives are:
  • Integrating physical risk and resilience into existing climate-related activities.
  • Developing a shared understanding of physical climate risks among stakeholders.
  • Advocating for investable policy that proactively