Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend we train and support 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 doubled last year and 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 a chapter in each electorate
We are part of the global organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, which has a strong presence in the US and Canada as well as chapters in 28 more countries. Their website has a huge library of training and other resources, including discussion groups, podcasts and videos. The first step to access this cornucopia of resources is to join CCL Community. The monthly video calls which are open to all members, are recorded for later viewing, which is good since the time is not convenient in some parts of the world. Each call includes an interesting guest speaker and global news. Live and recorded training sessions are offered in many aspects of lobbying, letter-writing, media, forming and managing chapters, and more.
All our members are invited to attend our National Video Call, held every two weeks at 8pm Sydney time. Details to join the call online, or by phone, are listed in our newsletter emailed to members every two weeks. The sender is: firstname.lastname@example.org – we suggest you add it to your contacts so the newsletter arrives in your inbox.
We have held three National Conferences in Canberra, in 2015, 2016, and 2017 each followed by 2 days of lobbying in Parliament House. We meet Members of Parliament or their advisers, sharing our preferred solution of Carbon Fee and Dividend; hearing their views on climate and energy policies, now and in the future; and, in many cases establishing common ground, giving us all some hope that we can soon unite behind effective climate policy. Our March Lobby Days in 2017 were a great success and we plan more Lobby Days in March 2018 which will be announced when we have access to next year’s parliamentary sitting calendar.