“The Climate Institute is a highly effective educator and advocate for sensible action to both mitigate and adapt to climate change and plays an influential role in shaping public and policy thinking on these issues.”
-- Dr Martin Parkinson, Former Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
"Westpac has a proud history of operating sustainably, including responding to the challenge of climate change. We know this will have broad implications and recognise that Westpac has an important role to play in supporting our communities as we transition to a clean economy. Our partnership with The Climate Institute is a key part of our ongoing work to find practical solutions in support of a Two Degree world.”
-- Siobhan Toohill, Group Head of Sustainability, Westpac Group
"The Climate Institute has been an innovative contributor to finance sector activity on climate change, assisting financial actors to focus on the long term. They have developed a nuanced understanding of the intersection between climate change and investment that is bringing tangible outcomes."
-- Nathan Fabian, Former CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change
"I have worked with the Institute on a number of internationally relevant projects since 2007. They have a strong understanding of the international climate negotiations process and the expertise to understand what Australia’s role could (and indeed should) be. Even more importantly, they have the networks and on-the-ground capability to be able to translate that understanding into significant progress. With Australia seemingly at risk of becoming a blocker to international progress, that capability will be essential in the lead up to the UNFCCC COP21 negotiations in Paris in 2015."
-- Jennifer Morgan, Director of the Climate & Energy Program, World Resources Institute
"The Climate Institute’s research and analysis of climate impacts, community attitudes, economic risks and opportunities, and the national and global context have been critical to significant developments in climate change policy and practice in Australia. The Climate Institute’s findings are well timed and targeted to inform and influence community, business and political leaders who have the power to effect real change. The Climate Institute has introduced high level analysis and information to the climate change debate. The quality of public discussion would be incomparably poorer without it."
-- Professor Ross Garnaut, AO
"As the landscape for renewables investment in Australia has become more complex and politically-charged, the need for The Climate Institute’s fact-based analysis and research, thought-leadership and pragmatic solutions-seeking approach has become increasingly relevant. If Australia is to realise the economic opportunities that a growing clean energy sector can bring, it is essential the Institute continues with their evidence-based and strategic approach to help counter the misinformation about the renewables sector and remove some of the barriers to a zero-carbon economy."
-- Lane Crockett, Former Executive General Manager, Pacific Hydro
"Since 2005 The Climate Institute has been a leader in efforts to evolve our policy and investment institutions and practices. Now more than ever they need your support to fend off dinosaurs in business and politics that not only threaten this evolution, but also the key successes of recent years."
-- Dr. John Hewson, Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
"The future of business, government and our communities relies on an effective plan to mitigate and find solutions to climate change. Through our close relationships in each of these sectors, we are abundantly aware of the common desire to be part of the solution and to understand the best way to participate. For this reason, we are very proud and enthusiastic about our support for the critical research, policy development and advocacy work undertaken by The Climate Institute and the invaluable guidance it provides all of us."
-- Kieran Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy Public Relations Australia