Three years ago we launched the Climate Council as an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We were powered by the community from the start – receiving overwhelming support from the public, in what turned out to be Australia’s largest ever crowd-funding campaign.
So much has happened since then, and with the ongoing support of our incredible community we’ve been able to achieve a huge amount in three years. We’ve moved the public discourse forward from a debate about whether or not climate change is real, to discrediting climate denial in the media and focusing on local, tangible impacts and solutions. We’ve educated the public on the links between climate change and extreme weather, and we’ve elevated renewable energy to be a top-tier political issue in Australia.
To achieve these outcomes, we’ve written 60 publications, we’ve reached hundreds of millions of people through the media and we’ve worked alongside scientists, firefighters, health professionals, teachers, local governments and planners to make sure that climate change is front and centre.
To find out more about what we’ve achieved together check out our 2015/16 Annual report.