About Us

The summer of 2020 has given Australians a shocking foretaste of how the unfolding climate emergency affects our lives. Many of us have felt overwhelmed by the sense that Australia’s children have been utterly let down by our many of our leaders. In particular, our children deserve so much better than the uncertain and dangerous future that will result from continued lack of consensus on climate action within and across political parties.

The summer of 2020 has given Australians a shocking foretaste of how the unfolding climate emergency affects our lives. Many of us have felt overwhelmed by the sense that Australia’s children have been utterly let down by our many of our leaders. In particular, our children deserve so much better than the uncertain and dangerous future that will result from continued lack of consensus on climate action within and across political parties.

In such a leadership vacuum, respected institutions, communities of action and new voices can – and must – build an Australian consensus that demands and demonstrates immediate, effective climate action. Only by reaching across previous divides can we achieve the focus and unity required to limit further climate damage. This is the birth of the Australian Climate Consensus Forum.

On 12 March 2020, a broad range of representative Australian groups met in the nation’s capital to fashion a consensus document that draws a common line in the sand on climate action. When this document is finalised, it will represent a new level of collaboration and cooperation, with celebration of our common humanity and a new relationship to our common home – planet Earth – at its core.
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The Australian Climate Consensus Forum is a microcosm of the united commitment to climate action that we wish to see replicated in politics and across society at all levels.

We are honoured to serve as the Forum’s first hosts.

Professor Steve Robson MPH MD PhD

Surgeon and Obstetrician
Past President of RANZCOG

Professor Penny D Sackett

Chair, ACT Climate Change Council
Former Chief Scientist for Australia

Mr David Templeman

President
Public Health Association Australia

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