Climate Council

In Brief

2013, Potts Point, Aust.; 7 staff; Tim Flannery, Will Steffen and other former members of disbanded 2011 Australian Climate Commission. See “Paris COP21: Key Issues,” Dec 2015, 8p.


(2013, Potts Point, Australia;

Thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia’s biggest crowd-funding campaign, to relaunch the abolished Climate Commission in the form of the Climate Council: “fiercely independent and apolitical!”  More than $1m was raised to support the new Council, which provides journalists and the public with authoritative independent reports (e.g., The Burning Issue: Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat, 2015), a range of communications materials relevant to different audiences, videos (e.g., “The Difference Between Weather & Climate in 3 Minutes, 2015), infographics (e.g., Coastal Flooding: the Sleeping Giant of Climate Change Risks, 2014), fact sheets, speeches, community forums and briefings.  Topics:  The Facts, Myths, Extreme Weather, Renewables, International Action, Climate Impacts, Solutions, Health, Communications Tools.  7 staff, including Tim Flannery, Will Steffen and other former members of the disbanded Australian Climate Commission; Amanda McKenzie, CEO.

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