Our purpose

Over time we seek to transform Australia’s current systems and work to contribute to the following long-term outcomes:


Global warming limited to 1.5°C; achieving net zero carbon emissions and beyond


Strengthened climate resilience and adaptive capacity


Strong climate innovation ecosystems that lead in a just, green economy

How you can get involved

No single organisation or individual can solve the climate challenge, nor change systems on their own. We work with a broad network of organisations and stakeholders to develop and deliver systems innovation activities.

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Our leadership team

Chris Lee
CEO Climate-KIC Australia

Christopher Lee is the CEO of Climate-KIC Australia and played a key role its establishment.  Chris has extensive climate change experience and from 2009 to 2017 led the development and implementation of Climate Change Adaptation programs for the NSW Government. He has degrees in Economics and Environmental Management, and has experience across, public, private and university sectors.

Katie Vines
Director - Adaptation and Resilience Climate-KIC Australia

Director of Operations, Katie leads operations to support an agile and innovative organisation. She brings climate change expertise and experience working in not-for-profit and government and with mega-cities around the world to create innovative, end-user led transformation.

Belinda Whelan
Director - Strategic Projects Climate-KIC Australia

As Director of Strategic Projects, Belinda brings her global experience in accounting, marketing, strategy and innovation for financial services to develop strategies to build greater resilience for Climate-KIC Australia.

Jason Nielsen
Director - Strategic Projects Climate-KIC Australia

As Director of Strategic Projects, Jason develops and leads multi-stakeholder system transition initiatives, leveraging his experience in Europe over the past decade working with large scale demonstrations and innovation ecosystem building initiatives for industry and cities.

Meredith England
Director - Systems Innovation Climate-KIC Australia

As Climate-KIC Australia’s Director of Systems Innovation Meredith brings her experience in strategy, design, innovation and facilitation to shape and deliver projects and portfolios for systemic impact. She leverages her experience in consulting, financial services, corporate innovation and a start up to help people and organisations tackle the complexity of climate action.

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