The Climate Reality Project’s mission is to catalyse a global solution to the climate crisis.
About our branch - Australia and the Pacific
Founded and chaired by former Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project empowers everyday people to lead on climate, equipping them with the training and tools to educate others about climate and drive change. The local branch of the Climate Reality Project - Australia and the Pacific is hosted by the University of Melbourne.
The branch focuses on supporting trained Climate Reality Leaders in our region. Since 2006, more than 2000 people from Australia and the Pacific have been trained as Climate Reality Leaders, helping drive greater public awareness of climate challenges and solutions. Along with its commitment to public outreach and education, the branch works with state and local governments and the business sector to help them make increasingly ambitious commitments to climate action.
In essence, The Climate Reality Project - Australia and the Pacific works to turn the growing awareness of the danger of climate change into support for climate action across our region. With those in the Pacific knowing all too well what it means to live with the impacts of climate change, and Australia's bushfires and heatwaves making headlines across the planet, the urgency of this work in our region has never been clearer.
What we do
Leadership Training Brisbane
Our local branch welcomed over 800 people to Brisbane for the 2019 Climate Reality Training.
Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement
This strategic engagement program has strengthened public discussion and applied research translation on international climate negotiations issues...
Climate Leader Collaboration Grants
With the support of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, our branch launched a small grants program to kickstart and pilot initiatives, providing learnings for Climate Reality Leaders near and far.
Our Climate Leaders
Our 2000+ local Climate Reality Leaders represent a diverse range of communities, sectors and skillsets. They undertake frequent Acts of Leadership such as presenting to their peers and communities, and speaking to the media or at large scale public events.
Virtual global trainings
In 2020 for the first time ever, Climate Reality took their Leadership Trainings online and went global. Click to register your interest in a future training.
24 Hours of Reality
Each year, for 24 hours straight, Climate Reality Leaders across the world lead presentations and discussions on the urgency of climate action.
Our International Network
Climate Reality’s other international branches work independently in their regions yet collaboratively with each other and with the US-based Climate Reality Project to mobilise communities and drive real climate solutions around the world.