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COF graduates are the leaders of key campaigns 

In 2021, COF Fellows and Graduates won more than 20 campaigns for climate and environmental justice.

RAI MIRALLES (COF2021) and ADELE NEALE (COF2016won a multi-year campaign to stop AGL’s proposed Crib Point Gas Terminal.

MUNIRA CHOWDHURY (COF2020) facilitated a multi-national campaign coalition to stop finance for 10 new coal-fired power stations in Bangladesh!

LUCY GRAHAM and AISHA DE BARROS LOPES (COF2019graduated a second cohort of the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Organising and Leadership Fellowship. The graduates are leading CAFNEC’s federal election campaign.

EMILY KAIN and MAGGIE MCKEOWN (COF2019), ELLEN ROBERTS and JASON LYDDIETH (COF2014) won a $2 billion commitment from the QLD state government to deliver publicly owned renewable energy and jobs in the sunshine state as part of their COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.

BRONYA LIPSKI and WENDY FARMER (COF2018) compelled the Victorian Environmental Protection Agency to amend the licences for coal-fired power stations in Victoria to require full rehabilitation plans for coal-ash dumps.

JACQUI MUMFORD (COF2017) is Organising Director and Deputy CEO of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, securing almost $1 billion from the NSW government for clean energy and electric vehicles in 2021. Jacqui also leads the ‘Step Up For Nature’ training program.

CAT NADEL (COF2017) founded Young Campaigns and The Tomorrow Movement in 2020, a powerful national network recruiting and training hundreds of young organisers campaigning for climate justice.

MILLIE ANTHONY (COF2016) and MICK MCGRATH (COF2021) are organisers with Tipping Point, playing a leading role in the development, growth and campaign success of the #StopAdani network and #SchoolStrike movement.

ISAAC ASTILL and JOSH CREASER (COF2015) are cofounders of Tipping Point, and have led campaigns to divest billions of dollars from fossil fuels.

NICK ABERLE, JANE STABB, and TAEGEN EDWARDS (COF2014) won a legislated commitment from the Victorian Government to the most ambitious 2030 climate emissions reductions targets on the continent and a $540 million fund for Renewable Energy Zones in the state.

NIC CLYDE (COF2014) supported groups in the Southern Highlands community to win their 11-year long fight to stop the Hume Coal mine, and secured a refusal from the NSW Independent Planning Commission of another coal mine in the Illawarra, the Dendrobium Extension Project, which threatened Sydney’s drinking water supply.