Convening and Connecting

We believe that relationships are the currency of social change. By supporting a broad network of individuals and organisations to work together, we can have an impact that is far greater than the sum of the individual parts.

Every 18 months we organise the “Beyond Coal and Gas” conference that brings together communities from all over Australia to share experiences and learn from each other. It brings together farmers, traditional owners, academics, climate activists, analysts and a wide variety of community groups who are all part of a diverse and growing movement of people protecting the environment and driving the transition to clean energy.

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Strategic grantmaking

For philanthropists wanting to make an impact on climate change, it can be difficult to stay on top of the rapidly changing landscape of energy, technology and politics. Our staff of experienced campaigners and network of analysts, combined with deep relationships across the environmental movement give us unique insight to help inform strategic grantmaking.
If you’re a philanthropist wanting to make an impact keeping fossil fuels in the ground and driving the shift to renewable energy, we’re more than happy to share our insights and analysis and would be keen to talk about how we might work together. Please email us at admin@sunriseproject.org.au.

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Industry update – November 2012

The last few months has seen a number of key coal project approvals and considerable public controversy over coal expansion plans. Uncertainty and volatility in the Australian coal industry continues amid uncertain economic signals from China and a sustained drop in coal prices. Meanwhile community opposition continues to grow as more and more people realize the negative impacts of the industry. Continue reading Industry update – November 2012

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Successive Victorian Governments have eyed Victoria’s brown coal resources and seen a bonanza in waiting. With the world’s second largest brown coal deposit, with an estimated resource of 430 billion tonnes,  its perhaps not surprising government’s see dollar signs and forget about the local and global impacts of new mines. Continue reading Victorian brown coal exports – pipedream or nightmare?

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We are clearly in a period of increasing volatility and uncertainty for the coal export industry. In August, Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson declared that “the boom is over”, only to be immediately contradicted by The Prime Minister and Trade Minister who both insist that the boom has a long way to run. Continue reading The coal boom is over – long live the coal boom

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