Links to Other Climate Solutions Organisations


International

The Solutions Project: This is the global project that shows in detail how every country in the world can transition to 100% renewable energy.

Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign : Communities, regions, islands and countries across the world are celebrating their recent transition to 100% renewable energy in energy supply. National, local and regional governments are debunking myth on renewables, proving that 100% RE in close conjunction with energy efficiency & conservation is technically doable, economically an advantage and socially a better path.

Zero Carbon Britain is the flagship research project of the Centre for Alternative Technology. It shows that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today.

US Sierra Club:  100% clean and renewable energy for all.

Climate Change Solutions (UK) develops synergies and partnership projects, promoting low carbon, clean technology solutions.

Greenpeace Spain: 100% Renewable Energy Report (2007)

World Future Council: The WFC Commission on Climate and Energy advises governments at all levels and facilitates an international policy dialogue on renewable energy and regenerative urban development.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list.

 


Australian climate solutions and climate-aware organisations

Beyond Zero Emissions: BZE is the climate solutions think tank authoring the Zero Carbon Australia series showing how Australia can move to a zero emissions economy within 10 years using nothing but off-the-shelf, cost-effective technologies run on 100% renewable energy.

Zero Carbon Communities: Why not find out which Australian local governments and communities are implementing effective climate solutions and get in touch with them – they are doing good things!

Alternative Technology Association: The ATA enables, represents and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. They provide expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, government, industry and corporate clients.

Less Meat Less Heat: Could your diet be hurting the climate? Take the Climatarian Challenge!

Sustainable Living Festival: SLF aims to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living and seeks solutions to global warming that will return the planet to a safe climate as fast as humanly possible. The Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face.

Australian Solar Council: The ASC  is the peak industry body for the solar industry in Australia. It represents companies in solar hot water, large-scale solar thermal concentrating plants, solar PV (at all scales), solar passive design and energy-efficient materials as well as representing solar customers and consumers, and providing expert advice to governments and the public.

Australian Wind Alliance The Australian Wind Alliance brings together communities, businesses and individuals who support more wind energy for Australia.

Investor Group on Climate Change IGCC The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand institutional investors focussing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments.

Coalition for Community Energy: C4CE supports initiatives of member groups and community energy projects generally.

Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia: CORENA helps contributors pay for practical renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, with all resultant income then re-invested in more of the same via a revolving fund.

Greenpeace Australia: author of “Renewable Energy Myths”

Get Up: Co-author with UTS and Solar Citizens of the acclaimed Home-Grown Power Plan in  2016

Climate Action Network Australia CANA is Australia’s network supporting community-based climate solutions and climate awareness.

Australian Youth Climate Coalition: A movement of over 120,000 young people promoting solutions for a safe climate for this and future generations.

Market Forces: Your Money as a Force for Good: Market Forces believes that the banks, superannuation funds and governments that have custody of money should use it to fund climate solutions rather than climate problems.

Lock the Gate: The Lock the Gate Alliance is a national grass-roots organisation made up of over 40,000 supporters and more than 250 local groups who promote climate solutions as a way to replace unsafe coal and gas mining. These groups are located in all parts of Australia and include farmers, traditional custodians, conservationists and urban residents.

Solar Citizens: Solar Citizens is an independent community based organisation working to protect and grow solar in Australia. They advocate for the rights of more than 5 million solar owners and the millions more who wish to go solar.

Eco Shout: EcoShout is a directory of a range of community-based climate solutions and promotions organisations.

The Climate Council:  The abolished Australian Government “Climate Commission” was relaunched as the new independent “Climate Council”.

The Climate Institute: The Climate Institute vision is a resilient Australia, prospering in a zero-carbon global economy, participating fully and fairly in international climate change solutions.

ClimateWorks: ClimateWorks aims to facilitate substantial reductions in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next five years.

Climate Reality:  Climate Reality works to increase public awareness of the climate crisis at a grass-roots level in the US and abroad, training volunteers to present a slide show based on Al Gore’s book and film, “An Inconvenient Truth”.

Climate Code Red:  This site continues the advocacy of the 2008 book “Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action” by Philip Sutton and David Spratt.

Research and Strategy for Transition Initiation Inc:  RSTI (green innovations) engages in strategy development and related research and strategic engagement to catalyse the urgent initiation of a full scale transition to a sustainable economy – focusing especially on the very rapid emergence of the necessary social and political commitment to make this transition possible.

Break Through (National Centre for Climate Restoration):  The National Centre for Climate Restoration is an independent think tank that develops critical thought leadership to influence the national climate debate and policy making.

CSIRO: Atmosphere and Climate:  The Commonwealth Science and Industry Research Organisation,  Australia’s premier research organisation.

Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list.

 


Education

Centre for Education & Research in Environmental Strategies:  CERES has a Community Environment Park on the Merri Creek: Melbourne

Cool Australia:  Cool Australia creates units of work and learning activities about climate solutions that can be downloaded from the Cool Australia website and taken straight into the classroom.

Australian Academy of Science: The AAS makes climate solutions easy to understand in its comprehensive science programs for students and teachers eg Science By Doing

Young Australians Plan for the Planet: This program, which is new in 2017,  will focus on instigating an annual planning activity for schools looking at climate solutions in the full context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Student participants will develop their plan – with expert help from Questacon, CSIRO, ANU, UNSW, UTS, the UNEP and BZE – then personally present their inaugural national ‘Plan for the Planet’ to the Australian Prime Minister during the 2017 National Science Week.

Parliament of Youth on Sustainability – The sustainability youth parliament is a project of sustainability incubator group SEE Change

Skeptical Science:  This website gets sceptical about global warming scepticism.

US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC)

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

 


Climate Solutions in the Media

Beyond Zero Radio – 2 climate solutions shows each and every week hosted by 3CR in Melbourne. Thank you 3CR!

Australian Broadcasting Commission: Environment News

Renew Economy Renew Economy along with sister site OneStep Off The Grid have emerged as Australia’s best informed and most read web-sites focusing on climate solutions tech, policy, news and analysis.

The Guardian: Environment and Guardian Sustainable Business – if you only buy one media outlet subscription, make it this one.

The Conversation: Environment

Urban Analyst: Urban Analyst is  an independent, Australian-based outlet with one simple goal – to be a comprehensive and up-to-date source of planning, development and transport news and resources.

Community Radio: Earth Matters
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers: Green Tech

Recharge News
Renewable Energy Focus
Renewable Energy World
Making Environmental News


Last,  but not least, do you know a climate change or climate solutions sceptic – and fancy exercising your powers of persuasion?

Skeptical Science
How to talk to a climate sceptic
Rebuttal of the Australian Climate Sceptics Party presentation
Climate Denier Crock of the Week videos