Climate Emergency

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

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This summer, we’ve seen the bush on fire, cities choked with smoke and towns at risk of running out of water. Enough is enough.

Right now, we are facing an existential climate crisis that threatens human civilisation and our government must start paying attention. 

This year has 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. 

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. 

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