About us


Our story

We know what needs to be done to address climate change effectively. Across the world, policies, technologies and practices already exist that, if taken up at scale and speed, could stop or even reverse global warming. What we are missing is the social and political will needed to act.

Climate for Change seeks to create that social and political will - the social climate in Australia in which our political leaders can and must do what it takes to stop, and ultimately reverse, global warming.

We are grateful to live in a representative democracy and believe strongly in the power of everyday people to shape this democracy when they actively engage as citizens. Enabling this engagement is the foundation of our work.


Our vision

Our vision is an Australia in which climate action is a top priority. Community, business and government unite to make the courageous and urgent changes needed to return a safe climate.

Imagine an Australia where...

Effective climate action is embedded into all societal, cultural and economic structures. It is an essential factor in all decision-making.

Communities, businesses and governments of all levels are united around enabling conditions that will return temperatures to pre-industrial levels and for all life on earth to flourish. 

We collaborate and work constructively together regardless of geographical boundaries, demographics or political differences.


Our approach

Our approach is based on social research that explains that people process information - make sense of it, make decisions about it and take actions around it - through conversations with people they trust. This is how social change happens.

Our flagship program, Climate Conversations, uses the party plan model made famous by Tupperware® to facilitate discussions about climate change in people’s homes, among friends. This model of engagement is unique within the climate movement and has proven extraordinarily effective in engaging new audiences at both depth and scale.


Every year we run a Fundraising and Communications Fellowship, a four month leadership program which trains passionate people in key skills used within the not-for-profit sector. In the final six weeks, the fellows fundraise in and help coordinate Climate for Change's annual peer to peer campaign, which in 2020 raised $300,000.


In July 2018, we launched a new project, Communities Leading Change. In partnership with Gippsland Climate Change Network and Psychology for a Safe Climate, we are developing and delivering a suite of resources to support productive conversations among residents of the Latrobe Valley, in regard to how best to respond to climate change. You can find out more about the program at Communities Leading Change website or Facebook page.


Our achievements

Our recent Impact Report on our Climate Conversations Program had the following findings...

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See more about our Impact Report here.


Who we are

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Climate for Change is an incorporated association and registered charity based in Melbourne, operating within both Victoria and Queensland - though our volunteers have facilitated Climate Conversations in NSW, SA, TAS, ACT, NT and even Fiji!

We are the only organisation in Australia specifically focused on helping people to have better discussions with their peers on climate change – something that is now being recognised by experts as key to building public support for the action we need.

Since 2014, we have:

  • Trained more than 340 volunteers facilitators

  • Facilitated more than 1,100 Climate Conversations (we're currently facilitating, on average, a Climate Conversation every day)

  • Engaged over 10,000 guests at our Climate Conversations

  • Completed 6 successful crowdfunding campaigns, raising close to $1,000,000 toward creating the social climate we need for effective climate action in Australia

Additional information

Climate for Change Constitution

2021 annual report

2021 financial statements

2020 annual report

2020 financial statements

2019 annual report

2019 financial statements

2018 annual report

2018 financial statements

2017 annual report

2016 annual report

2015 annual report

ABN: 25 774 689 267

Registered Association: A0060135Y

 


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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all elders, past and present.