Equitable responses
to climate change

Climate change poses grave risks to the health and wellbeing of Australians. How governments respond to climate change can make a difference not only to the environment but also to quality of life, especially for people experiencing disadvantage.

An older man inspects a tree that is effected by drought

We're working to ensure equitable responses to climate change, including ambitious and fair emissions reduction targets and policies, ensuring all Australians can adapt to unavoidable impacts of climate change, and enabling people to be part of solutions to climate change.

Featured report

Tackling climate change and energy affordability for low-income households

Australian Council of Social Service and Brotherhood of St Laurence, September 2018

Modelling shows that we can tackle energy affordability and reduce carbon emissions at the same time, but Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Industries (EITEs) must be included.

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Our other work includes:

  • responding to Victoria’s Climate Change Act Review
  • exploring the impact of disadvantage on community participation in bushfire preparedness and response.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes