Climate Commission re-launches as Climate Council

Climate Commission re-launches as Climate Council

The former head of the Climate Commission, Professor Tim Flannery, and some of his colleagues, have re-launched the Commission today, as a community funded body.

The Commission was scrapped just one day after the new Coalition government was sworn in, after being established under the Gillard government as a body to inform the public about climate change.

Professor Flannery says after receiving enormous support from the public, he and other former commissioners have decided to re-launch as the Climate Council, and will volunteer their time to get it up and running.

He says it will be a big job to keep the body running without government funding, but he’s confident they will receive enough donations from businesses and the general public, to keep it up and running.

Professor Flannery says just like the Commission, The Climate Council will also stay out of political matters, and will simply work to inform the Australian public abotu climate change.

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