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C4C is the forum for conservatives who support conservation and decarbonisation

Coalition for Conservation (C4C) is an independent organization 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.

(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).

Watch Liberal MP from Mackellar Jason Falinski talk about the race to #NetZero and the economic opportunities presented by renewables & new technologies HERE

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: C4C is leading 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. For more information: GCCS2021

Watch our video HERE

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

Watch Liberal MP for Wentworth Dave Sharma talk about soil carbon, national security and a more ambitious agenda to tackle climate change  HERE

In addition to our broader work, we have two sub-groups: one focused on reducing emissions (Coalition for Climate Action) and one dedicated to the voices of young people (Youth for Conservation).

Right now, as state and Federal Governments face the challenges of the COVID-19 health and economic crises, C4C is focused on finding opportunities to advocate for Government support for clean technology and sustainable practices in the economic stimulus and recovery packages.

We also 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!


Register for our forthcoming events and watch our past events:

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

C4C is the forum for conservatives who support conservation and decarbonisation