Climate Institute closes down their "ideological battle."

The Climate Institute will shut its doors after 12 years of providing independent advocacy and research towards climate change solutions, citing lack of funding.Australia’s first non-government organisation focused solely on climate changehas a reputation for independence but its chairman, Mark Wootton, used its closure to take a parting shot at “some in government” who have used the environment as a proxy for ideological battles.
Of course "independent advocacy" is not "ideological battles," is it?

From The Climate Institute website:

A National Agenda for Climate Action 
The Climate Institute's National Agenda for Climate Action provides a comprehensive roadmap for achieving outcomes across three inter-related policy dimensions:  

  1. setting a credible pathway to net zero emissions;
  2. ensuring investor, business and community confidence in clean energy; and 
  3. integrating climate costs and opportunities into mainstream decision-making.

Of course, the Climate Institute's National Agenda for Climate Action is not "ideological battles," is it?

Another useless piece from their website (link)
This poll was similar to others in that almost two thirds (63 per cent) accept that climate change is occurring. 
Which of the following is closest to your opinion on climate change? (Sample = 1591)
Climate has changed since the beginning of time. The 38% of people who either say climate is not changing or who aren't sure, need to inform themselves.

Why didn't the Climate Institute ask a more pertinent question:

Are man's Co2 emissions causing runaway global warming?

They knew that the answer to that question would damage their case in their ideological battle.