We are an alliance of farmers and leaders in agriculture who are working with our peers, the wider sector and decision-makers to make sure Australia takes the actions necessary to address damage to our climate.
We are determined to see farmers and agriculture get the support and investment it needs to adapt to a changing climate, as well as be part of the solution.
Our members are spread far and wide across the country: from the tropical north of Queensland to Tasmania, and from the wine growing regions of Western Australia right across to the sheep and cropping farms of New South Wales.
Farmers for Climate Action is an associate member of the National Farmers Federation, and a member of the Climate Action Network Australia (CANA). We work closely with stakeholders within the agricultural and climate realms.
As individuals, many of us have repeatedly been raising our concerns. For example, in 2015, more than 100 farmers signed a letter calling on the federal government to set stronger targets to reduce carbon pollution. Another group also ran a crowd-funding campaign to send two young farmers, Josh Gilbert and Anika Molesworth, to the UN Climate Talks in Paris.
In 2016 we set ourselves up as a formalised group and ran a nationwide survey of farmer attitudes towards climate change and renewable energy. More than 1300 farmers around Australia took part, and in November 2016 a delegation of farmers presented the Australian Farmers Climate Survey results to politicians and industry leaders in Canberra.
If you’re a primary producer, or involved in the agricultural or horticultural supply chain we’d love you to get involved.