The Nature Conservation Council recognises that climate change is an existential threat to civilisation and nature.
Burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests has rapidly changed the composition of the atmosphere. To limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius we must rapidly phase out fossil fuels and protect and increase forests. Coal is the number one cause of climate change and NSW is a major exporter and burner of coal. It is critical to transition away from coal to clean energy. NCC is working on a variety of campaigns to reduce coal use and promote clean energy and a rapid reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.