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About the Australian Climate Roundtable
The Australian Climate Roundtable is a broad alliance of major Australian business, environmental, farmer, investor, union and social welfare groups. We came together in 2014 because climate change and climate policy impact our missions and our members. In the process we found that despite our very different constituencies and focusses, our groups have much in common and this is captured in our joint principles for climate policy.
We believe Australia should play its fair part in global efforts to avert dangerous climate change and the serious economic, social and environmental impacts that unconstrained climate change would have on Australia. We will continue to work to build common ground in the climate policy debate and encourage a just, effective and efficient response.
The Australian Climate Roundtable’s joint principles address the goals of climate policy and the characteristics of policies to meet the goals. They don’t end debate or prescribe a single solution. The principles set out common ground on which more detailed policy can be built. We have discussed them with the major parties and look forward to further constructive dialogue. We encourage the Australian community to consider and support these principles.
Download the Australian Climate Roundtable joint principles for climate policy. (Updated November 2019)
The Australian Climate Roundtable works primarily through dialogue, but has made the following public statements:
- Australian Climate Roundtable statement on climate impacts (August 2020)
- Australian Climate Roundtable renews joint policy principles (December 2019)
- Australian Climate Roundtable renews it’s commitment to successful action on climate change. (May 2019)
- Continued support for the Paris Agreement (2017)
- Ratification of the Paris Agreement (2016)
- Release of the joint principles (2015)
The Australian Climate Roundtable is holding workshops on critical issues with our members, and will publish materials from these where possible.
Summary of key information presented at the workshops 28 August 2020
Key statistics and messages from expert presenters at Australian Climate Roundtable workshops.
Workshop 1-1 24 February 2020
Exploring the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change on Australia: Physical Climate Changes (presentations by Dr Karl Braganza, Bureau of Meteorology; and Prof Andy Pitman, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes).
Workshop 1-2 19 March 2020
Exploring the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change on Australia: Sectoral impacts – Land, Water and Nature.
Workshop 1-3 27 April 2020
Exploring the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change on Australia: Sectoral impacts, Infrastructure and Insurance.
Workshop 1-4 12 May 2020
Exploring the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change on Australia: Human Health, Disasters and Communities.
Workshop 1-5 26 May 2020
Exploring the Risks and Impacts of Climate Change on Australia: Macroeconomic risks.
Workshop 2-1 3 August 2020
What do successful transitions to net zero emissions look like?
No Slides Available.
Workshop 2-2 10 September 2020
What do successful transitions to net zero emissions look like in the electricity sector?
The Australian Climate Roundtable is an initiative of its members.
Please contact members individually for information or comment.