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posted Oct 15, 2018, 8:32 PM by Climate Action Hobart

Saturday 8th Sept 1 2018
Images from the Rise for Climate "Honkathon" on the corner of Murray & Macquarie Sts, Hobart:


AYCC Stop Adani rally & Bill McKibben tour

posted Sep 9, 2018, 9:15 PM by Climate Action Hobart

AYCC Stop Adani rally on the 8th of July from 1-3pm at Parliament Lawns, Hobart

Legendary founder Bill McKibben was back in Australia on his Accelerate climate change action tour, check out the dates & places here.

2016 Federal Election Scorecards

posted Jul 22, 2018, 7:41 PM by Climate Action Hobart

It’s important to know where the major parties stand on the key issues of tackling Climate Change and protecting the environment. 

Environment Victoria have created a comprehensive 'Promise Watch' listing their policies for our climate and environment.  It'll be updated regularly during the election campaign.

The Australian Conservation Foundation also have comprehensive policy scorecard at:

or there's a simpler policy comparison summary here:

Geoengineering Talk:

posted Jul 15, 2018, 8:36 PM by Climate Action Hobart

Prof David Karoly of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, and former member of the Climate Change Authority, presented a talk to CAH on the methods and potential risks of using Geoengineering as a solution to climate change.

You can download his presentation at the bottom of this page.

Drawdown lecture

posted Apr 29, 2018, 11:02 PM by Climate Action Hobart

The 25th Richard Jones Memorial Lecture was on February 25, 2018 at 5pm – 7pm at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Sandy Bay

This year's lecture was given by environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist Paul Hawken, editor of the recent groundbreaking book "Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming" 

Tasmanian state election Climate Debate

posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:26 PM by Climate Action Hobart

The Tasmanian state election is on 3rd March this year, so we're holding an Election Forum on Climate Action, to see what each party can offer Tasmania, as part of the solution to the increasing disruption being caused by global warming. 

The forum will be held on Tuesday 20th Feb from 7 till 8:30 pm at Scots Memorial Church hall, 29 Bathurst St, Hobart.

Please come along to hear from the political parties' candidates / representatives, and put your questions to them as well.

GetUp! Training Workshop Day

posted Mar 5, 2018, 6:25 PM by Climate Action Hobart

GetUp are running a Training Workshop Day in Hobart on Saturday 24th February, for anyone interested in learning more about their local group.

Where: The Wilderness Society, 130 Davey Street, Hobart 
When:  Sat 24 Feb 
    10am-12.30pm: Introduction to GetUp Hobart and Training
    1.30-5pm Strategy Planning (optional) 
Who: Invite anyone you'd like to join you!

RSVP HERE to secure your spot!

CAH was represented at the CoP23 Climate Talks in Bonn this November.

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:34 PM by Climate Action Hobart

As a member of CANA (Climate Action Network Australia), with observer status at the  UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, 
Climate Action Hobart was very fortunate to have sustainability practitioner & musician Emily Johnston attending on our behalf.  
Emily is currently living in Bonn, and running the brand new sustainability & social innovation site:

Emily's been accredited for the Bonn Zone, located in Rheinaue Park, which will accommodate events showcasing climate action, 
including high-level events, side events and exhibits organized by both UNFCCC and the Government of Germany.  
It will also include some media activities as well as events in the delegation pavilions.

The conference this year was hosted by Fiji, but Bonn, being the UNFCCC headquarters, was the location for logistical purposes
The talks ran from 6-17 November.

CAH's Emily Johnston at CoP23 in Bonn

Have Your Say on Hobart City's Climate Change Direction

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:30 PM by Climate Action Hobart

The Hobart City Council's new climate change strategy is still taking public suggestions, until 11 December.

Go to to read the background papers & add your comments on the direction the city should take to help the community curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate.

COAG Energy Rally

posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:28 PM by Climate Action Hobart

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