Third sector organisations and climate change: A case study of Australian Climate Action Groups

Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc.
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Third Sector Review, 2012, 18 (1), pp. 53 - 76
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Climate-action groups (CAGs), whose members are highly motivated and publicly engaged citizens, have emerged in recent years within Australia. This paper draws from a multiple case study of eight Australian CAGs. It considers what distinguishes CAGs within third-sector environmental organisations active on climate change; what CAGs can tell us about the characteristics of people who join similar grassroots TSOs concerned with environmental and sustainability issues; and whether and how CAGs enhance the individual and collective motivations of their members in voluntary climate-change mitigation.
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