Reshaping Australia: Our Climate Progress Since the Fires

WED 16 JUNE 2021, 7-9PM | CLUB WILLOUGHBY

Jane Caro AM led a discussion with former NSW fire commissioner Greg Mullins and Martijn Wilder AM, founder of climate advisory and investment firm Pollination, on how climate change is already affecting Australia, and what governments, businesses and investors are doing about it.

Resources

  • Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ECLA) [link]
    Informed by climate science and centuries of combined experience, ECLA works to ensure that fire and emergency services are equipped to protect Australian communities from increasingly frequent and damaging extreme weather events. ELCA exists to catalyse all levels of government to act on climate change.
  • ACCR (Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility) [link]
    ACCR actively engages with ASX-listed companies on their climate risk disclosure and the need to set emissions reduction targets consistent with the Paris Agreement. They also push for reviews by ASX-listed companies of their industry associations’ climate policy advocacy.
  • Market Forces [link]
    A shareholder group that believes that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of our money should use it to protect not damage our environment. Their work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and help Australians hold these institutions accountable. They work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.
  • Climate Council [link]
    Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. A great resource for authoritative, expert advice on climate change and solutions based on up-to-date science.
  • Climate for Change [link]
    This organisation helps people speak with their friends, colleagues, and elected representatives about climate change to build public support for climate action. It helps people host “Climate Conversation” parties at home, and runs MP engagement sessions and provides template letters to help people ask for meaningful action on climate change. There’s also a great newsletter that summarises climate news.
  • North Sydney Climate Act Now [link]
    Group of local residents focused on pressuring the Federal Government to take stronger climate action, including by legislating to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 (at the latest), release action plans to achieve this and report on progress.

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