Climate Council Annual Report 2021

10.12.21 By

2021 has revealed some hard truths about the crisis we face: climate change is accelerating, with global warming of 1.5°C expected to be breached in the coming decades. This crisis is unfolding before us, with extreme weather events worsening around the world and at home. Off the back of the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires, and the ongoing global pandemic, this has been a trying year for many.

But from the ashes we have seen Australian rise, more determined than ever to defend their communities from the greatest threat of all: climate change. 

We are committed to being brave and bold in demanding science-backed climate action. From the biggest international and national media publications, to boardrooms and the general public, the Climate Council is focused on transforming what Australians think is possible when it comes to climate action in this country.

With our community standing alongside us we’ve been able to combat misinformation about gas, and put forward an alternative, clean-energy recovery plan for all levels of government. We’ve prioritised communicating the latest science to the public, including the hard truths about the crisis we face, while remaining solutions-focused and committed to our vision of rapidly reducing emissions this decade, and ensuring Australia reaches net zero emissions by 2035.

Strategic Priorities:

The Climate Council has focused on three strategic priorities:

  1. Fundamentally altering the operating environment for decision makers by changing the public narrative.
  2. Driving scalable, replicable emissions reductions projects and policies.
  3. Empowering constituencies to lead, act and advocate.

As a proudly community-powered, independent organisation, our work really wouldn’t be possible without the backing of our incredible Climate Council community. You are the heart of our organisation, and your support is deeply appreciated. Thank you.