Claire O’Rourke is an author, environmentalist and advocate, with more than two decades working in journalism, communications and campaigns across Australia and around the world. Claire helps others take action on climate change, currently as Australia Energy Transformation Program Co-Director at The Sunrise Project. Claire's first book, Together We Can, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2022.
Previously Claire was National Director of Solar Citizens, a community-led renewable energy advocacy organisation. A former journalist, Claire has extensive experience advocating for social impact, including driving communications for the Every Australian Counts campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and as a senior leader at Amnesty International Australia.
Claire’s father worked at coal fired power stations all his career, and now she spends her days working on how we can replace them in time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and ensure that workers, communities and First Nations peoples share the benefits as the world quickly moves to clean, renewable energy.
See Claire at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:
Tuesday 6 September, 12.30pm - 1.30pm AEST | Book signings in the Lobby
Tuesday 6 September, 2.30pm - 3.30pm AEST | Panel Discussion: Achieving Australia’s climate agenda together
Tuesday 6 September, 4.00pm - 5.15pm AEST | Sector Workshops & Submissions: Tackling climate change and health – advancing the national climate and health strategy and building a sustainable and climate resilient healthcare system
Wednesday 7 September, 1.30pm - 2.30pm AEST | Book signings in the Lobby
Wednesday 7 September, 4.00pm - 5.15pm | Sector Workshops & Submissions: Tackling climate change and health – advancing the national climate and health strategy and building a sustainable and climate resilient healthcare system