Koala, Smoke Stack, Pogo Koala  (Alan Page), Smoke Stack (courtesy Climate Council) and Pogo  (courtesy Walt Kelly)

Climate Change

This webpage contains links to organisations whose aim is to provide information about climate change and related issues, as well as actions that can be taken.

Extinction Rebellion Australia

Our Demands:

  1. Tell the truth about the current situation
    The Government must tell the truth about how deadly our situation is, it must reverse all policies not in alignment with that position and must work alongside the media to communicate the urgency for change including what individuals and communities need to do.

  2. Reduce carbon emissions by 2025
    The Government must enact legally-binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions in Australia to zero by 2025 and take further action to remove the excess from the atmosphere. It must cooperate internationally so that the global economy runs on no more than half a planets worth of resources.

  3. Beyond Politics
    Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice

Here's the Extinction Rebellion Blue Mountains Facebook page

Grandparents for Climate Action Now

We are a group of grandparents greatly concerned about the impact climate change will have on the future of our and everyone else’s grandchildren.

We decided to transform our deep concern about this into taking action, to increase the pressure on the Australian Government for them to declare a Climate Emergency and introduce major policies to reduce carbon emissions.

Our aim is to make it easy for other grandparents (and other senior citizens) to do this too. Understanding that for many of us some of the usual protest actions such as rallies in the city may be too hard for reasons of age or health, we have devised this easy way for grandparents to continue pressure for political action without leaving home!

School Strike for Climate

We are school students from cities and towns across Australia. Most of us have never met in person before but are united by our concern about our planet.

We are striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis.

Politicians can show us that they care by taking urgent action to meet our demands:
  1. Stop the Adani coal mine
  2. No new coal, oil and gas projects
  3. 100% renewable energy by 2030

Here's the School Strike for Climate Facebook page

Stop Adani

The Stop Adani movement is made up of thousands of individuals and community groups across Australia.

Here's the Stop Adani Blue Mountains Facebook page

Grey Power

Our mission is to use our power to protect the climate now and for future generations.

We will inspire and train older Australians to stand alongside young people and demand climate justice through bold nonviolent action.

We will strategically challenge political parties failing to address our climate emergency or provide a just transition for affected communities. We will peacefully target corporations damaging our climate or corrupting politics. We will never give up.

Here's the Grey Power Facebook page

350.org Australia

350.org Australia aims to rapidly end fossil fuels by building a global climate movement.

We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

The movement is rising from the ground up all over the world and is uniting to create the solutions that will create a better future for all.

350.org Australia is a not-for-profit project helping build this movement from our corner of the globe.

Australian Youth Climate Coalition

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is Australia’s largest youth-run organisation, our mission is to build a movement of young people leading solutions to the climate crisis.

Young people have the most to lose from global warming, but we also have a lot to gain.

Climate change is our best opportunity to create a world that works for everyone, not just a few.

We can power our lives with the wind and sun, and ensure access to clean energy and job opportunities for all.

Climate Action Network Australia

We are a network that supports our members and their allies to take actions to protect people at home and abroad from climate change, to safeguard our natural environment, and to build a fair, clean, healthy Australia for everyone.

Climate Council

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.

Lock the Gate Alliance

The Lock the Gate Alliance is a national grassroots organisation made up of over 120,000 supporters and more than 450 local groups who are concerned about risky coal mining, coal seam gas and fracking.

These groups are located in all parts of Australia and include farmers, traditional custodians, conservationists and urban residents.

Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown is a world-class research and communication organization which serves as a non-partisan, non-commercial, highly-trusted source of solutions to reverse global warming.

Project Drawdown is shifting the larger global conversation on climate change from “doom and gloom” to a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future.

We share climate solutions with the world through our best-selling book, public presentations, and content.

We collaborate with media and non-profit partners to further spread our messages to global audiences.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

The IPCC provides regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.