Dr Cathy Oke

Dr Cathy Oke

Dr Cathy Oke is currently Melbourne Enterprise Principal Fellow in Informed Cities within the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning and Associate Director (Enterprise and Impact) in the Melbourne Centre for Cities at the University of Melbourne. In this role, she is also Special Advisor Innovate4Cities at Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). Cathy was previously the Knowledge Broker at the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) research hub, of the National Environmental Science Program, based at the University of Melbourne; and a Councillor at the City of Melbourne 2008 – 2020 (principally in the Environment Portfolio). Cathy has been a member of the ICLEI  - Local Governments for Sustainability – World Secretariat’s Global Executive Committee since 2009, a leadership body which guides the network in advancing its global vision. She has been a critical member of the team advocating on behalf of cities at seven UN Conference of the Parties – UNFCCC  (Copenhagen, Cancun, Paris, Bonn. Madrid and Glasgow) and Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD) (Cancun and Sharm el Sheik). 


Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.