1. Introduction

The Adam Majcher Legacy Fellowship was set up in honour of former Climateworks staff member, Common Cause Australia co-founder and Climate Reality Project organiser Adam Majcher, who passed away suddenly in 2017.   

The fellowship provides the opportunity for a young person to participate in the three-day Climate Reality Project training program with Al Gore, as well as receive communications training and mentorship by Common Cause Australia. It also includes a five-week paid placement working with the three climate organisations based in Melbourne.

“The fellowship provides an opportunity to honour Adam Majcher’s work in advancing climate change solutions, while developing a young person’s own unique pathway towards creating change”

Anna Skarbek, Climateworks CEO

2. What we’re doing

Program participants further their skills and capacity in climate change action, by undertaking residencies at Climateworks Australia, Common Cause and Climate Reality, three peak climate organisations with different approaches towards making change. The fellow spends five weeks with Climateworks Australia.

3. Who was Adam Majcher?

Adam Majcher committed his life to making the world a fairer place. A people person to the core, he was renowned for bringing people together to tackle and solve the climate challenge. Adam had an enormous and positive impact on an incredible network of friends, professional associates, connections, communities and of course, his deeply loved family. Through his academic background as a marine scientist, to his tireless work with organisations including The Climate Reality Project, Common Cause and Generation Yes within Climateworks Australia, Adam never lost sight of the fact that the solutions to our climate crisis will ultimately be driven by human beings. And he championed the right of all people – regardless of education, social status or any other barrier – to be part of the solution, building a cohort of diverse leaders across Australia, working towards safe climate for all. Adam passed away suddenly in 2017, leaving the impacts of his amazing work and broad community to carry his legacy forward.

We lost Adam way too soon. The Adam Majcher Legacy Program is an opportunity to learn from his legacy, to build on foundations that Adam created, while developing the recipients’ own unique pathway towards creating change.

This Program is dedicated to Adam’s partner and daughter, as well as his broader family, his incredible network of friends, his professional partners and connections, admirers and communities, all of whom continue to feel his loss deeply. It is hoped that, in some small way, it pays tribute to Adam’s enormous generosity of spirit and deep belief that people together are capable of achieving truly wonderful things.

4. Previous recipients of the fellowship

5. Partners

  • Common Cause Australia
  • Climate Reality Project