Australian welfare, union, environment and research organisations have launched a national multi-media campaign calling on “dinosaurs” in politics and business to stop blocking urgent climate action, saying that they are holding up the creation of hundreds of thousands of new clean energy jobs.

The multimedia campaign, which includes national advertising, online communications and public information sessions, is backed by The Climate Institute, the ACTU, the Australian Council Of Social Service, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund.

Launching the campaign, John Connor, CEO of The Climate Institute CEO, said that "In a world turning to clean energy and technology, Australian industries are in danger of being left behind. Some dinosaurs in Australian politics and business are blocking climate action that will create the hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs we need now more than ever.  It’s time for these dinosaurs to evolve.”

The campaign has launched the website www.cleanenergyjobs.com.au in partnership with GetUp.