WWF-Australia would like to acknowledge the successes of The Climate Institute over the past 12 years and the strong legacy it leaves behind.
WWF-Australia worked closely with The Climate Institute to provide a strong evidence base and broad groundswell for action on climate change. In particular, we are proud to have collaborated on the Australian Climate Roundtable since 2015, and the ‘Say Yes’ alliance of community, worker, social welfare and environment groups that campaigned for the 2011 Clean Energy Act.
On the global stage, together WWF-Australia worked together with The Climate Institute’s expert policy team to positively influence the United Nations climate negotiations and ultimately the Paris Climate Agreement.
WWF-Australia wishes to thank Climate Institute CEO John Connor and Deputy CEO Erwin Jackson for their critical work driving sensible debate and policy in Australia over the past 10 years, and Chair Mark Wootton for his vision and commitment.
The Climate Institute has been a critical voice for climate change action,
and played an important role opening up new areas of research and policy, including climate risk management and active investor engagement.
They established the Asset Owners Disclosure Project and helped pave the way for a range of new climate solutions organisations
to emerge, for example
the Investor Group on Climate Change, Asset Owners Disclosure Project, Solar Citizens, The Climate Council, Market Forces and ClimateWorks.
WWF-Australia looks forward to working together with these organisations
and the broader community – for a living planet.