Climate Emergency

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

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The time to act is now. Call on Australia’s Parliament to declare a Climate Emergency.

Right now, we are facing an existential climate crisis that 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. 

965 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, Darwin and Hobart and regional councils in Australia including Wollongong, Ballarat, Lismore, Noosa and the Blue Mountains have declared a climate emergency. 

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Talk to your friends, family and neighbours
The more public support there is for declaring a climate emergency, the better chance it has of passing parliament.

The best way you can help us do this is to have conversations with your friends, families and local communities about the need for action.

Download a hard copy of the petition that you can ask them to sign. 

Not sure what to say? Download this handy guide on how to talk about the climate emergency

Become a climate champion
By becoming a Greens climate champion you help us pass a climate emergency declaration through Australia’s parliament this year.

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