Gippsland Climate Change Network
Represented by Tony Wolfe
How does your organisation address climate change?
Our mission: Build partnerships, connect people with information and opportunities, support and deliver climate-positive initiatives with social, economic, and environmental benefits.
We acknowledge the various Traditional Owners across Gippsland’s six local government areas; the Gunaikurnai, Monero, Bidhawel, Bunurong, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri peoples, as well as all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in our communities today. We recognise their continuing connection to land and the role they play in managing our shared resources.
We celebrate our diverse landscapes and share a sense of urgency for action to ensure that people and nature can both thrive. We need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, drawdown atmospheric carbon levels, and support the regeneration and sustainable management of all Gippsland’s natural resources.
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
For the first time ever, Gippsland will host a two day New Energy Conference on 11-12 August 2022, in Sale.
The conference will showcase $33 billion of renewable energy projects planned across Gippsland such as solar, wind, bioenergy and beyond. Keynote speakers will be addressing the latest new energy innovations, initiatives and project developments coming to Gippsland.
It’s time to celebrate what has already been achieved and what is next for new energy and the diverse opportunities it brings for local business, community, education and tourism.
We believe that we are stronger together and that everyone can, and should, be a part of the solution. This means working with people and organisations with levels of commitment to climate change and finding the ways in which we can learn together. The climate challenges we all face are significant, so we aim to support our community and industry partners to increase climate literacy, build connections, and create stronger partnerships. In doing so, we can facilitate and deliver progressive initiatives across Gippsland and beyond.
We work in a space that is rapidly changing. Through our partnerships and connections, we can adapt to take advantage of opportunities that will enable us to have the biggest impact with the resources available to us. We are a not-for-profit powered mostly by a dynamic group of committed volunteers and members. We hold all political parties to the same standards: protecting our environment and building a better future for our communities. With this in mind we are prepared to work with government entities as they strive towards this ideal. Gippsland is carbon neutral by 2040 with thriving communities, new industries, a resilient economy, healthy habitats, and sustainably managed resources.
Engaging our community about the real and present threat of climate change impacts in Gippsland in ways that understand the science, promote partnerships, utilise our local expertise, and generate hope.
We are a Gippsland wide not-for-profit and registered charity focused on connecting and collaborating with local communities, businesses, and government organisations around climate change awareness and solutions.