About CCL Australia

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We’d love to meet you : Get in touch with us at info@ccl.org.au to find out what is happening near you.

About us

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy and education association focused on climate solutions

In order to generate the political will necessary for the passage of effective climate solutions legislation – including Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation – we train, support and provide the tools for volunteers to engage with Members of Parliament, the media and the public.

Citizens Climate Lobby Australia started in 2014. We are encouraged that our membership and impact continues to grow steadily.

We are active in Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane. We have members in 130 of the 150 House of Representatives electorates, and aim to have an active group in each electorate. We are part of the global organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, which has a strong presence in the USA and Canada as well as chapters in 28 more countries.

The Citizens’ Climate Education portal supplies a vast library of training and other resources, including discussion groups, podcasts and videos. The first step to access and receive customised updates from this cornucopia of resources is to join the CCL Community.

Australian and US monthly video calls are open to all members and are recorded for later viewing. Each call includes an interesting guest speaker and global news.

Live and recorded training sessions are offered by our local and our global colleagues in many aspects of lobbying, letter-writing, media, forming and managing groups, interviewing skills, personal development and much more.

All Australian members and volunteers are invited to attend our National Video Call, held every two weeks at 8pm Sydney time. In addition, CCL volunteers who are CCL’s Member of Parliament group contacts also have the option o meet fortnightly, at a range of times. Details to join the call online or by phone are listed in our newsletter emailed to members every two weeks or email us at info@ccl.org.au to say hi and rsvp. 

The sender of the CCL Australia newsletter is: news@ccl.org.au – we suggest you add it to your contacts so the newsletter arrives in your inbox rather than in spam or promotions.

CCL Socials

We have a very active facebook group where members and team leaders connect to share tips, news and opinions – CCL  members and supporters alike are welcome to request to join. We appreciate likes and shares at our public CCL Au facebook page – @citizensclimatelobbyaustralia – and we tweet as Citizens Climate Au  – @CCL_Au and support #PutAPriceOnIt. 

Conferences, Lobby Days and Training 

We have held four National Conferences in Canberra, in 2015, 2016, and 2017 each followed by 2 days of lobbying in Parliament House, Canberra.

At CCL lobby days our volunteers meet as many Members of Parliament and/or their advisers as is possible within 2 busy days.

There we share our preferred solution of Carbon Fee and Dividend; hear MP’s views on climate and energy policies, now and in the future; and, in the process in many cases establishing common ground, giving us all some hope that we can soon unite behind effective climate policy. 

These lobby days meetings then lead to opportunities for subsequent meetings with MPs and staff in electorates. This fulfills our objective of developing relationships based on finding common ground on climate stewardship.

We would like to be able to meet every MP in 2018. So CCL Australia is busy planning more training, conferences and lobby days in both the capitals and in Canberra throughout 2018.

Get in touch with us at info@ccl.org.au to find out what is happening near you.