The climate crisis is impacting Central Australian communities. Mining and fracking threaten our precious groundwater and invasive weeds like buffel grass put our unique biodiversity at risk. The actions we take now are vital for protecting the environment and the natural resources we depend on. ALEC works with individuals and groups to find solutions to the environmental challenges facing Outback communities - ensuring a hopeful, resilient and sustainable future in the desert.
Our priorities are:
The Northern Territory has some of the best solar resources in the world. We’re working toward 100% clean energy for our communities and an end to dangerous fossil fuels.
There is no aspect of life in Central Australia that will be unaffected by a changing climate. We must reduce our emissions and take action to build resilient desert communities that are water, food and energy secure. Adaptation strategies must be informed and led by the communities and people who will be impacted by them, .
ALEC engages extensively with government policy to strengthen the laws and regulations designed to protect nature. We collaborate with a number of organisations to develop and deliver effective land management and conservation strategies, and strongly support Indigenous-led land management programs are critical to biodiversity conservation and protection in the Northern Territory.
Living sustainably in the desert requires that we conserve the resources of Central Australia for the future and share the goal of creating a healthier future in the arid lands. We empower people through knowledge, education and awarenes and engage government and business on opportunities for sustainability planning.