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MEDIA ALERT: Climate Council and sports stars to launch new fossil fuel-free sponsorship code Wednesday, May 31

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What: High profile sportspeople, climate experts and academics will attend a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday to launch a new Code to remove fossil fuel sponsorships from sports and arts in Australia. 


They will also launch the Climate Council’s new report, “Calling Time: How to Remove Fossil Fuel Sponsorships From Sports, Arts and Events", developed with Edith Cowan University.


When: 10.30am AEST, Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Where: Outside Gate 3 Allianz Stadium, Moore Park Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, Sydney


Talent: speakers at the press conference will include:

  • Former Socceroos captain and human rights advocate, Craig Foster

  • Surfers for Climate CEO and former pro-body boarder Josh Kirkman

  • Surfers for Climate member, pro-long boarder and Australian women's champion who competes on the world tour, Tully White 

  • Climate Council Head of Advocacy and report co-author, Dr Jennifer Rayner

  • Edith Cowan University lecturer and report co-author, Dr Ashlee Morgan


For interviews please contact Dylan Quinnell on 0450 668 350 (in Melbourne) or Danielle Veldre on 0408 972 997 (in Sydney). 


The Climate Council is Australia’s leading community-funded climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert and evidence-based advice on climate change to journalists, policymakers, and the wider Australian community.


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