On World Environment Day Greens call for Native Forest Logging ban, Climate Trigger for pollution


On World Environment Day, the Greens have called on the Albanese Government to back a ban on native forest logging in order to protect nature and a climate trigger in environment law to stop new fossil fuel mines making the climate crisis worse. 

The Greens are in balance of power on environment law reform as experts and environment groups call for real action to stop worsening biodiversity decline and climate change.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is Greens spokesperson for the Environment and Manager of Business in the Senate:

“This World Environment Day, we need urgent action to protect nature and the climate from more destruction and pollution.

“Around the world the extinction and climate crises are getting worse. The time for window dressing and weak slogans is over: we need a ban on native forest logging and a climate trigger in our environment laws to stop new coal and gas.

“Environment laws that allow more fossil fuels and the destruction of our forests are not worth the paper they’re printed on. 

“The Greens won’t be rubber-stamping any new laws that simply pander to the fossil fuel lobby, fail to protect nature, and do little to cut pollution."