climateXchange aims to contribute to the community's understanding and awareness of climate change and the ways in which we might all contribute to the solution.
All around the world there are other organisations with similar aims, and where possible we'll work with them to help spread the message.
Association of Science-Technology CentersThe Association of Science-Technology Centers, ASTC, is based in Washington, DC and has a worldwide membership of over 540 science centres and museums. In conjunction with the International Polar Year, ASTC are running International Action on Global Warming - Project IGLO. As a sister science centre network to ASPAC, climateXchange is also a contribution to Project IGLO.
Australian Government Antarctic DivisionThe Antarctic Division manages Australia's three Antarctic bases and coordinates the Australian research conducted in and around Antarctica. The Division's main role is to ensure the advancement of Australia's Antarctic interests within such things as the Antarctic Treaty System as well as through the protection of the Antarctic environment. The Division has contributed several stories to climateXchange. View their submissions to climateXchange.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityThe Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia and is the principal adviser to the Commonwealth Government on the care and development of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Authority is committed to ensuring all people can continue to enjoy this natural wonder of the world for future generations. View their submissions to climateXchange.
International Polar YearInternational Polar Year (IPY) is a large scientific programme involving scientists conducting research in the Arctic and Antarctic. Running from 1 March 2007 until 1 March 2009, over 200 projects involving scientists from over 60 countries will be involved, greatly contributing to the world's knowledge and understanding of these unique and valuable environments. IPY is an opportunity for people around the world to get involved with cutting edge research in Polar Regions, as it happens.
QuestaconQuestacon has produced climateXchange to help raise public awareness about climate change. From Questacon's home base in Canberra it's easy to see the potential effects of climate change: Canberra has experienced prolonged drought and water restrictions since 2002, as well as devastating bushfires in 2003. Questacon wants people to share their own local perspectives on climate change, as well as their ideas for how we can all contribute to a solution. By cooperating with science centres and communities around the Asia-Pacific and around the world, we hope climateXchange will help make a difference to everyone's world. View their submissions to climateXchange.
World Wildlife FundThe World Wildlife Fund, work in six project areas, including climate change. Apart from their lobbying and monitoring roles, they also have an education and awareness program, including Climate Witness. This is an initiative to document the direct experiences of people who are witnessing the impacts of climate change on their local environment.