Who we are
The Australian Forests and Climate Alliance is an Australian community network working to protect Australia’s native forests and secure a safe climate for future generations. The Australian Forests and Climate Alliance (AFCA) was formed in Canberra, Australia, on 29-30 January 2009.
Purpose and Vision
The Australian Forests and Climate Alliance (AFCA) purpose is to help empower environmental organisations and communities to affect change and to provide a common voice to encourage decision makers and industry to act to protect, connect and restore native forests for biodiversity, our climate, water and wildlife
We will educate through the sharing of knowledge and establish networks by liaising with other groups, public, government and industry. We will encourage a transition to ecologically sensitive forest stewardship and will support this transition by managing relevant projects funded by in kind, government, corporate, or public donation.
To achieve our vision and mission we will establish and maintain a public fund to be called AFCA Public Fund for the specific purpose of supporting the environmental objectives/purposes of Australian Forest and Climate Alliance. The Fund is established to receive all gifts of money or property for this purpose and any money received because of such gifts must be credited to its bank account. The Fund must not receive any other money or property into its account and it must comply with subdivision 30-E of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Committee Members 2017
Adam Menary - MyForests
Peter Campbell - founding member AFCA
Peg Putt - founding member AFCA, CEO Markets for Change
Frances Pike - NativesRule
Jill Redwood - Environment East Gippsland
Beth Schultz - Western Australian Forest Alliance
Harriett Swift - South East Region Conservation Alliance
Oisin Sweeney - Senior Ecologist, National Parks Association NSW
Co-ordinator/Secretary- Frances Pike
Treasurer / Public Officer - Adam Menary
PO Box 103 LAURIETON NSW 2443
AFCA is staffed entirely by volunteers. We do not seek government or corporate funding or currently have tax deductible status. Our costs include phone link ups and periodic travel allowances for lobbying work, running a website and producing information material for lobbying and events.
Please support us through membership and we will continue to work to at a national level to support your organisation.
Action on Climate Change is now an unstoppable force, and it must include the protection of our precious native forests for climate, water and wildlife. Together we will work to make this happen.
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