Climate 200
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Climate 200
Australia's political system is too broken to tackle climate change, and big polluters are determined to keep it that way.
But we have a plan.

We back local communities who want to ditch stale politicians and elect fresh independent voices instead.

Taking on major parties is hard. So at the upcoming federal election, we’re raising funds to support up to a dozen underdog candidates who stand for cleaning up politics and following the science on climate change.
We wish money didn’t matter so much in politics, but it does.
Major parties can spend over $1m campaigning in a single electorate (there are 151). Often it’s polluting coal, oil, and gas companies writing the cheques. And then there's the pork barreling, rorts, taxpayer-funded ads... and Clive Palmer, who spent $89m to manipulate the last election!

No wonder Australian Parliament has been unable to tackle climate change. But there’s hope.
Something incredible happened last election.
In Sydney, local Independent Zali Steggall took on Tony Abbott and won. Fellow independent Helen Haines was elected in Indi, and Kerry Phelps came within a few thousand votes of retaining Wentworth.

In Parliament, Helen introduced an Integrity Act to create a federal anti-corruption commission. Zali introduced a Climate Act that was endorsed by climate scientists and the business community. Both are just a few votes short of becoming law.

A critical tipping point is within reach at the upcoming federal election.

At the moment, the Morrison Government has a margin of just one vote in Parliament. It means they can dodge scrutiny, and block climate action. But if just a handful more fresh independents succeed at the next federal election, together they could have enough votes to finally force meaningful climate action and clean up politics.

We know this plan can work.

At the 2019 Federal Election, Climate 200 raised nearly $500,000 and backed 12 values-aligned candidates, including Helen Haines, Kerryn Phelps, Rebekha Sharkie, Julia Banks, and Oliver Yates.

The experience taught us a lot. It taught us how to spot communities that can take on political Goliaths and win. It also taught us that we need to aim higher this election, because some campaigns were so badly outspent by their major party opponents.

That's why we're asking you to join us.

- Donate Today -

The next federal election could be as early as November. Your contributions now mean that grassroots community campaigns can turbocharge their preparations.

Every dollar you give goes to support local campaigns and candidates.

Climate 200's administrative costs are covered by a small group of founding donors. They pay for our small team of strategists, whose job it is to maximise the impact of your contribution by finding and supporting the most strategic campaigns and the most strategic ways to help them.

Climate 200 only accepts donations from Australian citizens, permanent residents and Australian companies. Climate 200 may be required to disclose the name and address of any person or entity that makes donations above the $14,500 disclosure threshold (this financial year) to the Australian Electoral Commission.

Donations can also be made via a direct bank deposit.

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