Victoria McKenzie-McHarg is the Chair of the Climate Action Network of Australia (CANA). Victoria was formerly the Climate Change Campaign Manager at the Australian Conservation Foundation, and the Safe Climate Campaign Manager at Environment Victoria.
Victoria has led campaigns for government action on climate change and sustainable transport for the past 10 years, including campaigns to close the Hazelwood power station, stop a new coal export industry in Victoria, and put a price on pollution nationally. In 2015 Victoria led the coordination of the Melbourne People’s Climate March – attracting 60,000 people onto the streets of Melbourne ahead of the Paris climate conference.
In 2012, Victoria was listed as one of The Age Melbourne Magazine’s top 100 most influential, inspirational, provocative and creative Victorians for her work leading a legal and community campaign against a proposed new coal-fired power station – a campaign that was ultimately won.
Victoria is also an Advisory Board Member of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) at the University of Melbourne.