Australia State of the Environment Report 2001 (Theme Report)
Lead Author: Dr Peter Manins, Environmental Consulting and Research Unit, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Authors
Published by CSIRO on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06746 9
International and National Initiatives (continued)
Smogbusters is a community education initiative of the Commonwealth government's Air Pollution in Major Cities Program. The Commonwealth supports the project with funds from the Natural Heritage Trust.
Smogbusters' State projects are located in Conservation Councils, which are non-government, community-based organisations with the mission of protecting and enhancing Australia's environment. The Victorian Conservation Council, Environment Victoria, employs a national coordinator who coordinates project officers in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.
Environmental groups such as the Australian Conservation Foundation campaign on national environment issues, urging government, industry and the community to take steps to protect and sustain the environment. Throughout the 1990s, the ACF (2000) has campaigned to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenpeace Australia Pacific runs a climate campaign aimed at 'preventing dangerous climate change by phasing out fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) and replacing them with clean renewable energy, such as wind and solar' (Greenpeace 2000).