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Creating the Political Will for a Livable World.

 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Citizens Climate Lobby Australia started in 2014, and aims to have groups in every Federal electorate. We are encouraged that our membership doubled in 2016, and we now have members in 130 of the 150 lower house electorates. We exist to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.

Citizens Climate Lobby began in the United States on October 7, 2007, and now has 57,000 supporters worldwide, with almost 400 local chapters in 31 countries. During this time a large, impressive body of resources and training materials has been assemble that we are fortunate to be able to access.

Governments will respond to the will of the people provided we tell them what we want. And what we want is a livable world.

This is what Citizens’ Climate Lobby works for. To empower citizens to connect with and influence their members of Parliament. To spread the idea that each one of us can address climate change.

Working together we can make this happen.

Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

If you find this short video inspiring you would be most welcome to join us here.

Carbon Fee and Dividend Video

THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE & LOBBY DAYS
September 9-12, 2017, Canberra, ACT

Following the success of our second March Lobby Days we will be heading to Parliament House again in September, where we will continue to build important relationships with Members of Parliament and their staff. 

Our conference will be Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, followed by 2 Days of Lobbying.

Registrations will open soon.

  • Inspiring Lobby Days in Canberra

    By on March 23, 2017

    “They need us” said one of the volunteers in our round of ‘highlights and insights’ at the end of 2 days lobbying in Parliament. There were nods and sounds of agreement around the group; we were all so pleased as well as surprised at how well we had been received in many of the 30+ meetings we had with MPs

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  • What a time we had!

    By on March 23, 2017

    I am sure Rod will make a longer post here shortly, and give lots of details. We had a grand time, with many successful meetings. Generally the MPs and staff we met with were very encouraging and supportive of the work we are doing. Good progress was made towards encouraging a “Friends of the Climate” group in Parliament. This was

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  • Here we are in Canberra

    By on March 19, 2017

    Tired and happy! We have completed our briefing and training day for our meetings at Parliament House, Canberra. We learned together and had fun together We now look forward to our meetings tomorrow.  We have thirty meetings, for which thirty intrepid CCL volunteers have made their way to Canberra. More tomorrow … Susie Fraser

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  • "One thing I’ve learned from my short time trying to be a farmer is that our farmers have to be the bravest, most optimistic people in the world. To go back to the land year after year, after what nature throws at them and the world economy does to their income, takes a special kind of person. "
    Sara HendersonThe Strength In Us All
  • "My theory is that if we don’t connect to nature, mentally, physically or spiritually, we’re lost. Teaching children to photograph an animal is to understand its behaviour, its habitat and why that habitat must be preserved. In a nation of city dwellers with an ever expanding migrant population, it’s crucial to plug people in, give them respect and connection to their natural environment. "
    Steve Parish
  • "And at this moment in history, our core value happens to be the raw, aching truth of the human predicament. It may also be the only belief that can save us as a species. A species that will continue to find comfort and delight in the companionship of animals, the miracle of birds, the colours of the corals and the majesty of the forests. We are in it together, on this blue spinning marble in the cold and silent void. And we must act on that belief, if we are going to be able to continue to live a good life here, in this beautiful and fragile country, on this lovely planet, our only home."
    Geraldine BrooksBoyer Lecture 2011
  • "..leaders should be looked upon as being 'in front', 'sharing' rather than 'showing' the way... it is the followers who save leaders and therefore make them."
    Michelle GrattanLeadership Lecture, Leadership Victoria 2005
  • "It brought me a new understanding of how, unless you're connected with the land, you're not really connected with yourself or the nation. And Australians, I think, are slowly beginning to realise that the land owns us, we don't own the land. It's taken climate change to achieve that. And you get this sense of forces which are outside your control."
    Joan Kirneron the immensity of outback Australia
  • " It truly was astonishing, the depth and breadth of this land. I really felt a calling to show it to others; to ensure that we not only appreciated what we have down here, down under, but that we were willing to protect it, too. At the time I started Steve Parish Publishing, environmental issues were only just coming to the fore. People were beginning to question what we were doing to nature. I still feel that nature is under attack and it is enormously frustrating that we continue to march hell-bent on destroying what we love and what is necessary for us — both spiritually and materially — as it is for all life forms. "
    Steve Parish