The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. They provide authoritative, expert advice to the public on climate change, energy solutions and international action, based on the most up-to-date science available.
The Climate Council was founded in 2013 by tens of thousands of supporters, in what was Australia’s largest crowd-funding campaign, to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission. They provide actionable scientific information to many groups, ranging from emergency services, to farmers, schools and universities and politicians. To date, the Climate Council has produced over 80 peer-reviewed reports, briefing papers and fact sheets on extreme weather, climate solutions and international action.
The Climate Council is headed up by former Australian of the Year, Professor Tim Flannery. Climate Councillors are some of Australia’s leading climate scientists, energy, health and policy experts, as well as a team of staff, and a huge community of volunteers and supports. As an independent voice on climate change, they are able to get climate stories into the media, produce hard-hitting reports, call out misinformation when they see it and promote climate solutions such as the transition to renewables.
As an independent organisation, the Climate Council receives no funding from the state or federal government and is solely powered by the support of the community. It’s their independence that makes the Climate Council a powerful and trustworthy voice that is shifting the national debate on climate change and are pushing for a transition to a clean, renewable powered future.
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