Sep 24, 2013 - 2:37pm
The Climate Institute today welcomed the announcement of the launch of the Climate Council, a new privately funded organisation created from the recently disbanded federally-funded Climate Commission.
“We look forward to a strong and effective relationship with the organisation,” said Erwin Jackson, Deputy CEO of The Climate Institute.
“The Climate Commission has been an important part of Australia’s approach to communicating the science and impacts of climate change.”
“Given the gravity of climate change, which will be restated this week with the latest global scientific assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, there is an important role for independent evidence based organisations to better inform public debates.”
“At a time when Australia’s new government risks moving away from effective climate action, any development that brings attention to the issue and works to ensure that Australia has a credible climate policy in place is welcome.”
Jackson added: “We welcome the new organisation and look forward to working together on bridging communications on the science with those around solutions and global action on climate change.”
The Climate Institute’s work focuses on research and communication of climate change beyond the science, particularly in terms of public policy, the economic transition required towards a low carbon economy, including investment, and Australia’s role in international climate negotiations.
For more information
Kristina Stefanova, Communications Director, The Climate Institute, 02 8239 6299