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C4C is the forum for conservatives who support conservation and decarbonisation

Coalition for Conservation (C4C) is an independent charity promoting conservative voices in the environmental movement in Australia and overseas. We engage with policymakers in order to build bipartisan support for the action required to address climate change whilst supporting the economy.

2022 ANNUAL REPORT 

Despite the ongoing challenges with COVID-19, 2021-2022 has been the most successful year to date for us at C4C. Over the past year, we have produced a full calendar of world-class events and released important publications to further our mission to promote and support the development of policy and strategies for a Net Zero economy. The work has also accentuated our stance in advocating that conservative values and conservation should work in tandem.

Read our Annual Report HERE

COALITION CLIMATE NETWORK CAUCUS

C4C’s newly formed Parliamentary group within the Coalition will have the mission of:

Promoting dialogue on Net Zero and more ambitious NDCs

Working on a national strategy to address climate change

Preparing submissions on legislation and budget measures

Presenting relevant information and promoting business-led initiatives to conservative MPs

C4C PRE-BUDGET POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS:
THE 10 POINT PLAN FOR CLEAN JOBS AND A PROSPEROUS ECONOMY


C4C has prepared a range of policy recommendations underpinning Australia’s transition to a low emissions growth economy and the creation of clean jobs.  The 10 Point Plan for Clean Jobs and a Prosperous Economy addresses sustainable farming, clean energy and energy efficiency, electrification of transport, decarbonising heavy industry and more. This document is being distributed to federal Coalition MPs like yourself, in the lead up to the 2022 federal budget.

We would like to ask for your feedback with regards to our policy recommendations and seek your support to our mission to promote policy, investment, and strategies for a Net Zero economy through free market and market-based solutions. Read HERE

 A LOW EMISSIONS FUTURE:
OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIA

Read HERE our comprehensive fact sheet on the opportunities offered by a low emissions future, with fact-based evidence of the significant economic benefits for our nation.

C4C at COP26: C4C led a delegation of Australian MPs to attend COP26 in Glasgow. Alongside COP, we have partnered with the UK Conservative Environment Network and the American Conservation Foundation to host the Global Conservative Climate Summit  gathering prominent politicians and thought leaders from around the globe to discuss and advocate for a conservative approach to climate change.

Watch the opening of GCCS by The Rt Hon Theresa May HERE

Our MPs signed the world's first Centre Right Climate Action Declaration, coinciding with the anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's landmark 1989 UN global environment speech. The declaration has been signed by 300 legislators from 50 centre- right political parties in 46 countries, including Australian National and Liberal MPs

The safeguarding of precious natural resources has always been a key feature of conservative governments. We believe that the environment should be front and centre of policy discussions. Transitioning to cleaner energy and improving sustainable practices is not only good policy, but makes economic sense and is essential for our people’s future.

We coordinate environmental action by organising events, policy discussions and policy submissions covering:

  • Waste and water management
  • Renewables & clean technologies
  • Green transport
  • Decarbonisation of heavy industry
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Biodiversity

We collaborate with like-minded partners on events and reports on an ad hoc basis, which often involves sponsorship funding. If you're interested in working with C4C on a future project or event then please do get in touch!

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Register for our forthcoming events and watch our past events:

The NSW State of the Environment Report and Biodiversity



Australia and Brazil: The Two Renewable Powerhouses of the Southern Hemisphere



The Role of the USA and Australia on Climate Diplomacy with His Exc. The Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, former advisor to President Trump George David Banks, Senator Andrew Bragg and Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma MP

The importance of Republican voices in the climate debate with Rep Bob Inglis, Hon Nick Greiner and Dave Sharma MP

Nationals and Tories: The future of farming and agriculture with The Hon Darren Chester MP and The Hon Jerome Mayhew MP 

Australia's Role in Building Economic & Climate Resilience in the Pacific with Senator The Hon Zed Seselja, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

Youth for Conservation and the University of Sydney Conservative Group:
"Conservation & Conservatism" with Trent Zimmerman MP

Webinar with The Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, South Australia's Minister for Energy and Mining on Green Growth, Clean Technology and the Federal Budget

 

Y4C x UQ Menzies Society Webinar: Building Sustainable Cities

C4C Webinar: Waste Management and Marine Health with The Hon Trevor Evans MP, The Hon Warren Entsch MP, Gayle Sloan and Dr Tony Worby

C4C Webinar: Electrification of Transport and Fuel Security with Trent Zimmerman MP, Dr Katie Allen MP, The Electric Vehicle Council and Nexport

C4C Webinar: An All-Female Panel on the Role of Corporates and SMEs in Driving Clean Growth

European Conservative Leadership on Climate & Environment with Connie Hedegaard, former European Commissioner for Climate Action

Nationals & Tories: A Post-COVID Recovery Creating Jobs and Cimate Resilience for Farmers and Communities

C4C Webinar with The Hon Rt Theresa May & The Hon Gladys Berejiklian: The UK Conservative Leadership on Climate and Environment and the NSW Experience

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