We are constantly amazed by the generosity and support of the Climate Council community, and the response to our recent emails about our second birthday was no exception. It is so encouraging to know that so many people are not only passionate about ensuring that science underpins the public debate on climate change, but committed to the work that we’re doing.
We know you’re committed to urgent action on climate change – and this is why we plan to make our third year the biggest, most impactful one yet. There is still so much to do, and thanks to the support of this amazing community, we believe we can do it.
- In the coming year, we will reach even more people through national and social media thanks to our authoritative, and engaging reports and content. In fact, in the last few weeks alone, we’ve released an update to our seminal Critical Decade report: Climate Change 2015: Growing Risks, Critical Choices, as well as a groundbreaking report on the significant and growing national security threat that’s undermining the preparedness of the Australian Defence Force, Be Prepared: Climate Change, Security and Australia’s Defence Force.
- We will soon be launching a new Climate Council project, the Climate Media Centre. This initiative will see us change the face of climate change in the media from policy wonks and scientists, to farmers to firefighters, and doctors to renewable energy installers. We will focus on telling relevant and engaging stories to connect with a new and diverse audience of Australians. Stories of the heart – not just the head.
- In the coming months, we will also significantly increasing our engagement with rural and regional communities by highlighting the impacts and opportunities they face through video, stories and a series of reports, the first of which was launched yesterday in Sydney, Feeding a Hungry Nation: Climate Change, Food and Farming in Australia. Please – we invite you to read, and share this important work with your networks.
- And we will continue to build on our success as a key hub for digital content that people want to share – telling the story of why climate change matters, what it means to real people, and about the desirability of solutions. We’ll look at more formats; distributed to more partners; with even greater reach – leading to an even bigger impact.
We’re so excited. Our plans are big! And thanks to your support, they will get bigger, bolder and more impactful still – we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
All of us at The Climate Council.