The Australian and Queensland governments have both committed to fund the run4reef initiative across Australia and ultimately across the globe. This funding is in line with the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and aimed at raising awareness around climate action and environmental sustainability to protect our greatest national treasure and one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef.
Below is a summary of the objectives of run4planet.
To improve the engagement of the broader community in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
To increase the positive impact that local action has for the Great Barrier Reef and for communities.
To make it easier for people to get involved and stay involved in the conservation of the Reef, irrespective of where they live.
To improve sharing, connection and collaboration between individuals, community groups and Reef management.
To inspire greater action by demonstrating that the collective efforts of many can and will make a difference.
To provide the environment to enable those already doing great work to do more, go faster and deliver enhanced impact.
To develop and implement a collaborative initiative to support targeted behaviour change to protect the Reef.