Organisation

Climate Council of Australia

Description

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available.

We’re made up of some of the country’s leading climate scientists, health, renewable energy and policy experts, as well as a team of staff, and a huge community of volunteers and supporters who power our work. As an independent voice on climate change, we get climate stories into the media, produce hard-hitting reports, call out misinformation as we see it and promote climate solutions such as the transition to renewables. 

The Climate Council was founded in 2013 by tens of thousands of Australians to create a new, an independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission.

Items authored

Report

18 Sep 2018

This publication covers the last five years of key climate change events, Climate Council moments and landmark reports.

Fact sheet

1 Dec 2017

The heavy downpours across south-east Australia are yet another reminder of how extreme weather events place lives, property and critical infrastructure at risk. This briefing paper describes the influence of climate change on extreme rainfall.

Report

20 Nov 2017

Australia could miss out on 20,000 potential jobs in the electricity sector under the federal government’s projections for the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG), according to this report.

Fact sheet

7 Nov 2017

This fact sheet provides a rundown on all you need to know about the Bonn Climate Talks currently underway in Germany.

Survey

21 Sep 2017

This poll found that most Australians expect batteries, which store renewable electricity, to be a key foundation for affordable, reliable energy.

Items published

Report

30 Nov 2018

The Climate Council will publish a report on bushfire risk in Queensland in early 2019. This builds on a significant body of published work by the Council, including a 2016 report entitled Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Queensland Bushfire Threat . With devastating and...

Report

13 Nov 2018

This report argues that significant impacts on and risks to Australia's water security are already evident, and these risks will continue to escalate unless deep and rapid reductions in global greenhouse gas pollution can be achieved.

Report

16 Oct 2018

The renewable energy boom is accelerating in Australia, and across the world. In the absence of any meaningful Commonwealth government leadership, state and territory governments are leading Australia’s electricity transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and storage.

Report

8 Oct 2018

This report provides a brief summary of the main findings of the special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C , its implications, and how Australia is tracking when it comes to tackling climate change.

Report

26 Sep 2018

Transport pollution is one of the major drivers of climate change in Australia’s towns and cities. A new Climate Council report has found:

Transport is Australia’s second largest source of greenhouse gas pollution (after electricity) Congestion is a $16 billion dollar handbrake on the...

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