Queensland Climate Advisory Council

The Queensland Climate Advisory Council provides strategic, high-level advice to the Queensland Government on maximising opportunities for a transition to a low-carbon economy and improving readiness of communities and industries for the impacts of climate change.

The Council was established in July 2016 and consists of 15 industry experts and climate change advocates from a range of sectors in Queensland who meet twice a year.

Members were appointed for a second term on 13 November 2019, for a period of two years. There are currently four vacancies in the Council, which the government is working to fill.

Current Council members include:

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe
  • Stephen Tait
  • Damien Frawley
  • Amanda McKenzie
  • Professor Don Henry
  • Dermot O’Gorman
  • Lauren Kirkwood
  • Emma Herd
  • Sandra McCullagh
  • Peter Castellas
  • Mark Baker-Jones

Government Council members include:

  • The Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts, Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP (Chairperson)
  • Premier and Minister for Trade, Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
  • Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Hon. Jackie Trad MP
  • Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Hon. Dr Anthony Lynham MP