Merewether Baths, Newcastle NSW.

CAN has engaged and been supported by the local community in and around Newcastle NSW on climate change issues since 2006. Our work in producing solid projects, campaigns and events, around our goals, for and with our community, has helped CAN be awarded charity status with the Australian Charities and Not-For Profits Commission.


Our Goals:

To motivate community to take action towards a clean energy future

To be a trusted local voice on climate change issues

To achieve measurable outcomes towards reduction of carbon emissions

To sustain and grow CAN as an inclusive membership organisation


Human sign at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle NSW 2013.

Climate Emergency Rally, Office of Greg Comet and Sharon Grierson, Sydney NSW 2008.

Newcastle Climate Action Summit 2023


Summit coordinators and volunteers in yellow with the amazing and dedicated attendees.

The Newcastle Climate Action Summit was held on Saturday, 18 November 2023 at Newcastle City Hall with approximately 90 people in attendance. The summit was convened by Climate Action Newcastle and Newcastle Climate Change Response.

The summit provided a forum to present current work on reducing emissions in the Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA) from the Newcastle Emission Reduction Plan (NERP) project and from local and state government bodies. Feedback was sought from the public and stakeholders on key ideas to reduce emissions within the LGA from the NERP project. Additional ideas were also solicited from attendees. The summit also provided a mechanism for future work in this area through the formation of the Newcastle Emission Reduction Alliance and Newcastle Emission Reduction Charter.