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Australia Institute takes up the challenge of climate change research and communication

The Australia Institute to Continue Legacy as Climate Institute Shuts its Doors. Pro Bono Australia 3 Jul 1Australia’s first non-government organisation to focus solely on climate change has shut its doors after more than a decade of climate advocacy work, passing the baton on to the Australia Institute. Monday, 3rd July 2017

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Wendy Williams, Journalist, The Climate Institute, which was founded in 2005, closed on Friday due to a lack of funding.

Any remaining funds and intellectual property are set to be transferred to the Australia Institute, to “help carry forward the Australia Institute’s climate change-related research and advocacy”.

Mark Wootton, chair of the Climate Institute board said the Australia Institute was chosen from a short-list of strong candidates to continue the legacy.

“I am pleased to announce that, following the closure of the Climate Institute on 30 June, its significant remaining funds and intellectual property will be transferred to the Australia Institute, to help carry forward the Australia Institute’s climate change-related research and advocacy,” Wootton said.

“The Australia Institute shares our commitment to relevant, robust research, innovative communication and well-targeted advocacy….

At the time it was founded the Climate Institute was the only non-government organisation focused solely on climate change.

Through its Climate of the Nation series, the institute conducted what is now the longest trend survey of the attitudes of Australians to climate change and its solutions……

The Australia Institute announced it would establish a specialist Climate and Energy Program to “secure the ongoing legacy of the Climate Institute efficiently and effectively”.

The new program will also house the recently launched National Energy Emissions Audit. https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2017/07/australia-institute-continue-legacy-climate-institute-shuts-doors/

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July 5, 2017 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming

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