Your 1% rebuilds and protects our planet
ACF has campaigned for climate action for over half a century and your 1% goes directly to this work. This powerful action today prepares future generations for the challenges of tomorrow.
Holding power responsible for a resilient planet
Our laws are failing us and future generations. Your support has helped us uproot apathy in our systems, leading to major wins for our environment. But the challenges we’re taking on are growing and our future hangs in the balance.
Our work is broad, but our purpose is simple:
We’re turning back the decisions that have led our world to an extinction crisis. Your 1% does more than hold power responsible. It ensures future generations will still see koalas in the wild, swim above thriving coral reefs and breathe in air free of toxic pollution.
I want to protect the people, places and wildlife I love.
When we achieve this,
imagine what our future holds
In 1975: World Heritage status for the Great Barrier Reef
We kickstarted a Royal Commission in 1969 to save the reef from oil drilling. Six years later we successfully campaigned for the Reef to be declared a national Marine Park. The work continued through the 1980s to the early 2000s as it does to this day as climate damage continues to threaten the reef.
In 1986: ACF leads the formation of Landcare
We joined forces with the National Farmers Federation (NFF) to propose a model to then Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Today, over 5,400 groups across the country help protect our ecosystems.
In 1979-1991: World Heritage status for Kakadu National Park
A long battle was won over three stages to achieve World Heritage status for Kakadu National Park and protect it from potentially devastating uranium mining. We continue to work with the Mirarr Traditional Owners to ensure the protection of the region and its values, focusing now on the importance of the comprehensive and credible rehabilitation of mine affected country.
In 1991: Mining is banned in Antarctica
ACF’s Council formed an Antarctic Committee working with scientists and biologists and successfully campaigned for a complete ban on mining on this frozen continent that has since been declared a natural reserve.
In 2022: Pursuing real solutions for the climate crisis
After leading the biggest climate march in history in 2015, ACF’s pace has only accelerated to match the threat facing us now and into the future. Our work is focused on building a world where we get to see milestones like those we’ve accomplished before.
If we act today, we’ll see our planet restored over the next 40 years.
Keep scrolling to see how…
By 2030: A matter of degrees means everything
The IPCC’s 2021 report says global warming will likely cause global surface temperatures to increase to 1.5°C by 2030 if nothing changes. Your 1% can help us avoid rising sea levels, longer and more volatile fire seasons and floods, and more devastating droughts.
By 2040: Koala numbers beat dire predictions
Thanks to your 1%, the prediction by a 2020 cross-parliamentary report that koalas would be extinct by 2050 falls flat. Instead, ACF campaigning for habitat restoration and protection means your great-grandchildren can spot a koala and its joey resting in a tree above their campground.
By 2050: Australia celebrates 10 years of net-zero emissions
Advocacy and campaigning by organisations like ACF contributes to Australia hitting net-zero emissions in 2040. Ten years later, the country celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Your 1% is a pivotal thread in the tapestry of support that leads to this success.
By 2060: Australia’s kelp forests return to pre-industrial levels
One of the fastest-growing marine plants, Australia’s coastlines were once supported by giant kelp forests – helping regulate sea temperatures, absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide and providing sanctuary to countless wildlife. Your 1% supports campaigning that leads to these forests’ protection and eventual restoration from near extinction.