Below are links to a range of organisations that are involved in different ways around climate change issues and environmental sustainability:
350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science and justice demand. Its mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Its focus is on the number 350—as in parts per million CO2. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Association (ACTS Inc) is a not for profit incorporated association that serves as the umbrella body for sustainability initiatives in the Australian and New Zealand tertiary sectors. Its mission is to promote Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD) by giving practitioners the resources, knowledge and developmental opportunities they need to green their campuses and ensure that education for sustainability is integrated into higher education.
The ACF is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. For over 40 years it has been a strong voice for the environment, promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships. ACF works with the community, business and government to protect, restore and sustain our environment.
The AYCC is building a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis. It does this by educating, inspiring and mobilising young people across the country. It is young Australians who will face the consequences of decisions made today. The AYCC has a vision that will deliver the short-term political impact and long-term cultural change needed for a safe climate future. The AYCC is entirely youth-run, representing more than 30 of Australia’s largest youth organisations and over 57,000 individual members.
Beyond Zero Emissions was established in 2006 out of a concern that the stated climate change goals of other environmental organisations at the time contradicted the scientific literature. Policies these organisations were calling for if realised would see atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise, thereby causing devastation from global warming. Its core goal is to develop blueprints for the implementation of climate change solutions that will rapidly reduce emissions and give our society and global ecosystems a chance of surviving into the future.
The Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) is a network of over 70 Australian non-government groups working for action on climate change. It is the Australian arm of Climate Action Network International. CANA initiates, facilitates and coordinates collaborative efforts by member groups in order to strengthen and maximise their collective contribution towards climate action at both a national and international level. CANA is a transparent, accountable and sustainable organisation.
The Climate Emergency Network (CEN) is a not-for-profit, non-politically-aligned network of community organisations who are campaigning for all levels of all governments across the globe to recognise and work together to fulfill their responsibility to secure a safe climate. Underpinned by legislation, governments must lead a large-scale transformation to a post-carbon economy. Members of the CEN are individuals, groups and organisations who agree with and support this CEN charter.
Established in late 2005, The Climate Institute is a non-partisan, independent research organisation that works with community, business and government to drive innovative and effective climate change solutions, through research, education and communication. Its vision is for an Australia leading the world in clean technology use and innovation, with clean and low carbon solutions a part of everyday life throughout the community, government and business.
Climate Scientists Australia is an independent group of senior scientists who hope to improve decisions on climate-related issues in Australia by encouraging better use of the science.
ClimateWorks Australia is a non-profit collaboration hosted by Monash University in partnership with The Myer Foundation that will provide practical solutions dedicated to a sustainable and prosperous low carbon society.
With aproximately two thirds of the Arctic gone as at summer ’09-'10 and significant rapid losses in depth at the Antarctic as well, this discussion is gaining force. The opposing argument, which postulates that eco-systemic change must not cause the economic crisis to worsen, appears to be made up primarily of economic vested interests; their position is developing into a “Jobs versus Environment” scenario.
The Earthworker Project is one small attempt to deal with the question: “What feasible solutions are available which will galvanise the majority?”
Friends of the Earth (FoE) Australia is a federation of independent local groups working for a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. Over the last 35 years, FoE has evolved into a diverse and vibrant network of groups that are working at the local, regional, national and international level.
GetUp! is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation giving everyday Australians opportunities to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues, like climate change and sustainability.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Safe Climate Australia is a non-government organisation formed and steered by a foundation group of concerned scientists, community and business leaders with a shared understanding of the scientific and moral imperatives for emergency action to restore a safe climate.
Shaping Tomorrow's World goal is to provide a platform for re-examining some of the assumptions we make about our technological, social and economic systems. The posts on this site are generally written by domain experts, specialists and scholars with an interest in these problems and the hope is that they will generate informed and constructive debate.