Katie Sheehan

  • published Membership Form_Current 2021-09-17 15:24:50 +1000

    Membership Application Form

    Thanks for your interest in joining the Climate Action Network Australia (CANA). Please submit the form below, and CANA's board will assess your membership at their next meeting.

    Application for membership to the network is open to non-profit organisations or educational institutions of any size and legal form, situated in Australia. Read more about membership here. Contact our team if you have any questions.


  • published Solutions for Climate Australia in about 2021-09-15 08:16:50 +1000

    Solutions for Climate Australia

    Solutions for Climate Australia is a national political advocacy campaign calling on major federal political parties to slash climate pollution this decade. Australia needs strong targets that at minimum match our key allies the United States, the United Kingdom and trading partners such as the European Union and Japan. 

    This plan should include:

    • Delivery of 100% of our electricity from sun, wind and other renewable power and storage by 2030;
    • A national plan to clean up transport and drive the shift to electric vehicles;
    • The end of public funding for coal, oil and gas;
    • An Australian Trees for Climate Plan to reduce climate pollution by at least 1 billion tonnes by 2030.

    Together, we must protect people and nature from worse heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and storms fuelled by climate warming, and look after communities most impacted by climate change. To achieve this, the science tells us we need to slash climate pollution this decade, to reduce pollution by 75% below 2005 levels by 2030 and to reach zero emissions by 2035.

    If you would like to know more about this campaign, please email Sophia Walter, Senior Strategist.



  • published Women's Climate Congress in our members 2021-09-13 12:24:44 +1000

  • published Neil Pharaoh in Our Team 2021-12-03 11:30:13 +1100

    Neil Pharaoh

    Neil has been Chair of the CANA board since October 2021. He splits his professional time between leading the Corporate Affairs for a disability provider, and his own business-for-purpose government engagement consulting firm, Tanck. Neil sits on a number of community, government and private boards, and brings his passion for stakeholder and government engagement, as well as extensive governance skills to CANA. Neil lives in regional Victoria, with his two dogs and many greenhouses, and in his spare time snowboards and kayaks. Neil also lectures leadership and governance at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

  • published Larni Dibben in Our Team 2021-09-02 11:03:37 +1000

    Larni Dibben

    is the Campaign Assistant for the Solutions for Climate Australia project. She provides campaign and admin support for senior campaigners for partisan federal climate action. Trained as a climate scientist, she worked on various scientific project roles in the UK and Australia for environmental consultancy organisations. Projects she worked on in Australia include planning for sustainable indigenous communities in a changing environment in far north Queensland, water quality management for Maroochy Waterwatch and tropical water studies in Cairns. Larni is passionate about adventure travel, running and advocating for effective federal climate policy. She lives on the Sunshine Coast on Jinabara lands.

  • published Barry Traill in Our Team 2021-09-02 11:02:33 +1000

    Barry (BJ) Traill

    leads the Solutions for Climate Australia project, working to create enduring bipartisanship in federal politics for decisive action on climate. An ecologist by training, BJ is one of Australia’s most successful environmental advocates and has led and co-led work on many major environmental campaigns. This has included work with Indigenous peoples to protect Outback landscapes, greatly expanding Australia’s marine park network, and getting in place controls on land-clearing in Queensland, which greatly reduced Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. BJ has lived in country Australia all his life and is especially passionate about protecting nature, and working with people in regional and remote Australia. He lives on Jinabara lands in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

  • published Resilient Blue Mountains in our members 2021-09-02 10:18:50 +1000

  • published Changemakers in our members 2021-09-02 10:17:25 +1000

  • published Outdoors People for Climate in our members 2021-09-02 10:09:56 +1000

  • published Centre for Biological Diversity in our members 2021-09-02 09:58:24 +1000

  • published Smart Energy Council in our members 2021-09-02 09:21:34 +1000

  • published Sophia Walter in Our Team 2021-07-29 11:26:44 +1000

    Sophia Walter

    is a senior campaigner working on advocacy for bipartisan Federal Parliament action on climate change. Sophia’s role involves working with people and organisations to shift the dial on the Federal Government’s current commitments to act on climate change. Sophia’s professional background includes working with a range of environmental organisations in Australia, China and Botswana, including most recently the Pew Charitable Trusts. Sophia has worked in journalism, at a native title organisation and at a campaigning electorate office. She is particularly passionate about supporting people to be empowered to make decisions about and care for their country, in particular land justice for First Nations peoples. Sophia is a Queenslander and lives on Yuggera and Turrbal country in Brisbane.

  • published Jubilee Australia Research Centre in our members 2021-04-12 12:11:03 +1000

  • published Melissa Burgess in Our Team 2021-04-23 14:22:22 +1000

    Melissa Burgess

    is CANA’s Network Organiser. She facilitates and supports members' capacity to participate & collaborate across the network. Melissa has a background in community development, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, advocacy, and project management. She has led the development of campaigns, action plans and resources for targeted populations with local government & in previous roles with the Central Land Council & NPY Women’s Council, has worked with remote Indigenous groups across the NT, SA, & WA, supporting & promoting good governance through participation in design and implementation of projects, & sustainable development projects in Mexico. She sits on the Management Grp for the Cooks River Litter Strategy & is engaged in bush regeneration at Kamay National Pk. Melissa is a keen bird watcher, enjoys kayaking and lives on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. 

  • published CANA Network Strategy Feedback Form 2021-03-05 15:08:23 +1100

    CANA Network Strategy

    Following the CANA Leadership Retreat in December 2020, the core group of people identified at the Retreat have been working to develop a Network Strategy. The draft for your consideration is here. We welcome your feedback and thoughts via the form below.

    To discuss the Network Strategy further, please get in contact with a member of the core group:

    Julie-Anne Richards (CANA) | Glen Klatovsky (CANA) | James Whelan (CANA) | Kelly O’Shanassy (ACF) | Ellen Roberts (Solar Citizens) | Denise Cauchi (DEA) | Brad Smith (NCC) | Oliver Toohey (Pew) 

  • published Peoples Climate Action Coalition in our members 2021-02-24 12:43:45 +1100

  • published Djiyagan Dhanbaan in our members 2021-02-01 09:46:58 +1100

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