Chris Bowen

Minister for Climate Change and Energy
"Mission Innovation is an incredible platform to bring countries together to accelerate the world's energy transformation through innovation. International cooperation is essential to addressing climate change and critical to supporting innovation for technologies we will need beyond 2030 and towards net zero by 2050. Australia is working with international partners to advance joint clean energy interests and support emerging renewable energy industries including green hydrogen. We’re a proud co-lead of the Clean Hydrogen and Net Zero Industries Mission. Australia is seizing the economic opportunities of a decarbonising world to deliver well-paid jobs for our people, and more affordable, cleaner energy. Our ambition is for Australia to be a renewable energy export powerhouse.”

Senior Representatives

Ms. Kushla Munro
MI Steering Committee Vice-Chair
First Assistant Secretary, International Climate and Net Zero Pathways Division,

Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Ms. Peta Olesen
MI Steering Committee Member
Director, Net Zero Innovation, International Climate and Energy Division,
Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Role in Mission Innovation

News and events

MI Champions

MI Champions is a program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders.
Meet Australia’s Champions!

Glen Platt (2019)

Anna Skarbek (2020)

Participation in MI’s first phase


Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)

Country-determined baseline year(s): 2015
Baseline funding amount: AUD $108 million (USD $80 million)
Doubling target year: 2020
Doubling target amount: AUD $208 million (USD $156 million)
Find out more about how Australia’s baseline and doubling are calculated

*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2020.

Australia’s MI baseline includes research and development, but not demonstration.