Climate Action must be a Top Priority for the Next Parliament

62 scientists and experts have signed an open letter to the next Parliament of Australia, calling for whichever party that wins Government this Saturday to make urgent action on climate change a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

Prominent signatories of the open letter include: Nobel Prize winners Professor Peter Doherty AC and Dr. Sue Wareham OAM, former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley AC, former Chief Scientist of Australia Professor Penny Sackett and many of Australia’s leading scientists from disciplines including climate change, health, economics, energy, and finance, including Professor Hilary Bambrick, Professor Will Steffen and Professor Barbara Norman.

Add your name to the open letter below >

To the Next Parliament of Australia --

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising, moving the country further away from its Paris Agreement obligations.

Whichever party wins government on Saturday, urgent action on climate change must be a top priority for the 46th Parliament of Australia.

The consequences of climate change are already upon us; including harsher and more frequent extreme weather, destruction of natural ecosystems, severe property damage and a worldwide threat to human health.

Australia Institute research shows current emission reduction targets are incompatible with the goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement that aims to hold the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C and no more than 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels.

The solutions are all available to address climate change, all that is missing is the political will.

Who's signing

John Dickenson
Kimber Stowe
Andrea Lloyd
Sarah Stoove
Brendan McCusker
Sarinda Singh
Tim
Stephen Dedman
Rhys Pigott
Suzanna Liu
Grace Huang
Patrick Weyland-Smith
Philip Riddett
Jack Ford
Chathuri Costa
Laura Purcell
Peter Frank
Catherine Turland
Hilary Wardhaugh
David O'Brien
jed major
Veronika Ebbelaar
Adisson Ruiz
Wayne Hart
Kevin Hill
Isabella Ta
David Lee
Abigail Austin
Shantel Dalgarno
Pedro Ramos
5,387 signatures

Will you sign?

  • John Dickenson
    signed 2020-08-30 18:00:04 +1000
  • Kimber Stowe
    signed 2020-08-27 19:14:42 +1000
  • Andrea Lloyd
    signed 2020-08-10 15:26:06 +1000
  • Sarah Stoove
    signed 2020-08-10 14:58:48 +1000
  • Brendan McCusker
    signed 2020-07-30 14:48:15 +1000
  • Sarinda Singh
    signed 2020-07-28 14:23:53 +1000
  • Tim
    signed 2020-07-22 01:38:48 +1000
  • Stephen Dedman
    signed 2020-07-21 01:37:26 +1000
  • Rhys Pigott
    signed 2020-07-18 15:18:38 +1000
  • Suzanna Liu
    signed 2020-07-01 13:42:13 +1000
  • Grace Huang
    signed 2020-07-01 13:33:39 +1000
  • Patrick Weyland-Smith
    signed 2020-07-01 10:56:16 +1000
  • Philip Riddett
    signed 2020-06-27 16:52:47 +1000
  • Jack Ford
    signed 2020-06-26 05:54:30 +1000
  • Laura Purcell
    signed 2020-06-20 13:55:53 +1000
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  • Peter Frank
    signed 2020-06-20 13:38:36 +1000
  • Catherine Turland
    signed 2020-06-20 09:55:27 +1000
  • Hilary Wardhaugh
    signed 2020-06-20 08:18:15 +1000
  • David O'Brien
    signed 2020-06-18 09:48:35 +1000
  • jed major
    signed 2020-06-17 18:46:22 +1000
  • Veronika Ebbelaar
    signed 2020-06-17 15:54:40 +1000
  • Adisson Ruiz
    signed 2020-06-09 09:38:00 +1000
  • Wayne Hart
    signed 2020-06-08 15:35:24 +1000
  • Kevin Hill
    signed 2020-06-06 16:56:37 +1000
  • Isabella Ta
    signed 2020-06-05 22:46:14 +1000
  • David Lee
    signed 2020-06-02 23:01:29 +1000
  • Shantel Dalgarno
    signed 2020-05-25 07:01:53 +1000
  • Pedro Ramos
    signed 2020-05-24 10:21:14 +1000
    Pedro R Ramos