Climate Emergency

I call on all members and senators of the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency

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The climate crisis is just as urgent as the coronavirus crisis. We know our government is capable of a rapid and wide reaching response, now is the time to act.

The government needs to take the climate science as seriously as it has taken the coronavirus science.  

While we’ve rightly been focused on responding to COVID-19, the climate crisis that drove the devastating bushfires early this year has not gone away.

We are still facing an existential climate crisis that threatens human civilisation and our government must start paying attention. 

In the last twelve months we’ve seen an unprecedented level of climate crisis: heatwaves, smoke, bushfires, access to water, mass biodiversity loss. The list is as long as it is devastating. 

And through it all, Scott Morrison’s government has been ignoring the impacts of climate change, while all around them the threat gets worse. 

When the lives and livelihoods of Australians was threatened by the coronavirus pandemic, the government took emergency action. It’s time for the government to treat the climate crisis as urgently as they’ve treated the coronavirus crisis. 

We call on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency, and you can too.

Declaring a climate emergency means recognising that the climate crisis is the fight of our lives, it puts action on climate change at the centre of all government policy and planning decisions and it begins the whole of government and whole of society mobilisation effort required to protect Australia’s people and ecology.

Recognising we are in a climate crisis by declaring an emergency ends the business as usual approach of the Labor and Liberal parties, who still put their coal, oil and gas donors ahead of people and our environment. 

We’re urging all members and senators of the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency, so we can take the urgent action required to avoid catastrophic climate change. 

The greatest health and economic crisis we will ever face is the climate emergency, it’s time for urgent action. 

Will you join us in calling on the Parliament to support a declaration of a climate emergency?