On 11 June 2018 the Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program for Sustainable Development and Climate Change was launched by the Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Prof Ian O’Connor with the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, the Hon Prof Rachmat Witoelar, at Griffith University’s Nathan campus. The Program will facilitate high-level bilateral dialogues, multidisciplinary research collaborations, higher degree research support and student mobility opportunities with an emphasis on contributing to sustainable development in Indonesia and enhanced knowledge and capacity in responding to the challenges of climate change. Speakers at the event were Prof Ian O’Connor, Prof Caitlin Byrne (Director, Griffith Asia Institute), the Hon Rachmat Witoelar and Prof Brendan Mackey (Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program).