The CEFC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging.
At the CEFC, we recognise that lowering emissions for sustainable communities will benefit from an inclusive society that recognises the rich histories, cultures and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have successfully cared for this land for many thousands of years. We also understand that climate change is impacting all communities in Australia, particularly those in vulnerable communities.
By respecting and embracing the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Australia, we want to support the continuation of the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In 2020, the CEFC introduced our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), representing the Reflect phase of the RAP process.
The RAP is a national framework led by Reconciliation Australia for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.
The CEFC Reflect RAP is an important first step in deepening our ties with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and communities and making a positive contribution to the vision of national reconciliation.