Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle started in 2006. In that time we have raised funds for solar cells on school roofs, lobbied politicians locally and in Canberra, organised and joined in street marches, canvassed, door-knocked and handed out information before elections, organised film screenings, published a regular e-newsletter as well as a Facebook page, supported national campaigns, maintained a website with regular updates to news and scientific research results, made submissions to enquiries, and lots more.


Nearly twelve years ago, there was a sense that climate change was finally being considered. Local groups were starting up everywhere (CCBR was one of the first); the Howard Government, at the last minute, finally ratified the Kyoto Protocol, but lost government anyway to Kevin Rudd.


After a promising start, pressure to act became disssipated until the price on carbon was abolished by the 2013 Abbott government, and 'business as usual' forces took over. But now the science is clearer than ever, ordinary people are experiencing more and more extraordinary weather: and solutions (or, at least steps) are more readily available. But in Australia, it's clear that government still resists facing the urgency of action necessary.

For the Federal election, we focussed on the potentially narginal electorate of Reid, stretching Drummoyne to Burwood and Silverwater.

 Our party comparison flyer





Our candidate comparison flyer





On September 8, there will be thousands of rallies in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits.The Global Climate Action Summit in California has invited every mayor, governor, and local leader in the world to make a bold climate commitment to help the world reach the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Join the Sydney snap rally! The rally is taking place right before parliament sits with Morrison as PM for the first time. Stand up against the Liberal National's reckless attitude to global warming.
Eight out of 10 Australians want renewables to be our main source of energy. We will stand up until we get a government that takes serious action on climate change. 

In 2009, when first launched in Australia, we sailed a tall ship through Sydney Harbour with the following emblazoned across its sails: 350 for a safe climate future.

On September 8, 350 Australia is going back to where it all began. We will be sailing through Sydney Harbour on an anniversary journey with a new message: that it's time to #RiseForClimate.

Inner West Council Election 2017 
We asked local candidates about their policies for climate action. Read their responses here before you vote:
Balmain ward    Leichhardt ward

On the radio . . .

Dominic Case interviewed about CCBR and Climate in the Pub on 2SER-FM

  Dominic Case was interviewed about CCBR and Climate in the Pub on 2SER-FM




#STOPADANI letters to Albo

We collected over 600 letters to local MP Anthony Albanese, listing our objections to the proposed Adani coal mine in N Queensland, and asking that he and Labor clearly state their opposition to the mine. This video shows how we delivered the letters in person. 

Here is a sample of some of our earlier work:

Past Activities 

2006 Election (State) 

2007 Election (Federal) 

2011 Election (State) (pdf:64kb) 

2015 Actions (what a year!) 

Assorted campaigns

Letters to the press 

Some Correspondence (2006-2011)