Right now, we are facing an existential climate crisis which threatens human civilisation and our Government must start paying attention.
For too long, 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?
This is a global movement demanding urgent action.
888 jurisdictions in 18 countries have declared a climate emergency, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Portugal, Ireland, Argentina and cities such as New York and Paris.
More than 160 million people live within areas where a climate emergency has been declared. This includes councils covering more than 70% of the populations in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, the nations of Portugal, Canada and Ireland.
The cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart and regional councils in Australia, including Upper Hunter, Ballarat, Clarence and the Blue Mountains, are already on board.