About Climate for Change
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 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.
In early 2020 we released our Impact Report, a thorough evaluation of our Climate Conversations that found they are a unique organising tool within the climate movement. The report demonstrated the ability of our Climate Conversation model to reach new audiences that other environmental organisations have historically found challenging to tap into, including the “wavering middle”. It also had the below findings...
Read the full report here.
Our goal over the next three years is to scale up Climate Conversations to reach across Australia and engage over 40,000 people. We are looking to build a significant presence in at least two strategically impactful communities where a shift in attitudes would be influential in determining how Australia responds to climate change.
WHO WE ARE
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.