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

Gina Oldham
Kim Meers
Peta McGee
Tolga Yilmaz
David Smith
Bill Paine
Phil Walcott
Chloe Blake
Jessica Nixon
Anna Harvey
Michael Hassett
Jacquie Sheils
Wendy Logan
Cosetta Cavazza
Ian Empson
Caitlin Heckler
Julia Kettel
Lyn Fowler
Anneke Borger
Johanna Borger
Andrew Simpson
Mark de Wolf
Phillipa Cannon
Phil Price
Alex Cambridge
Elizabeth Whiteway
Bettina Bettington
Jemima Lohse
Kate Lohse
Henry Lohse
5,327 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Gina Oldham
    signed 2020-03-01 03:43:33 +1100
    I believe this year is the year that decisions will be made by ordinary people that it is time to take on the task of not only being ready to be part of the climate change surge but to be very involved at every level – to ensure our government becomes a true leader of the people of Australia.


    To be part of the leadership around the world regarding the climate change issues.

    To help all Australians become aware and willing to participate in climate change issues in a positive and helpful way….

    To become a very active country with leadership to ensure the understanding of the consequences of climate change for all countries including our own


    Stand at the front of the queue with other concerned and active countries around the world with strength and purpose and bring the Australian people with you to face and create real change in the attitudes in this wonderful country of ours. We deserve it.


    we’ve always punched above our weight and participated fully in wartime, important world decisions, and general wellbeing around the world.


    We are a country of plenty and need to come together to help with the healing of the world in which we live – to ensure our further generations have the opportunity to live with clean air and safety and good leadership to follow. to be able to have immense pride in being Australian and an integral part in the active leadership around the world.


    We have the capacity to be involved and to share both the burden and the wealth of knowledge and pride of being a strong and active country able to help create this change and to help other countries to rise on the tide of great leadership for our future.


    Please listen to the ground swell of desire to change for the better and to reignite the Australian pride of being a great nation once more.


    Greatly concerned but hopeful citizen

    Gina Oldham
  • Kim Meers
    signed 2020-02-18 20:41:21 +1100
  • Peta McGee
    signed 2020-02-04 13:18:33 +1100
  • Tolga Yilmaz
    signed 2020-01-30 10:21:25 +1100
    Tolga Yilmaz
  • David Smith
    signed 2020-01-28 12:54:14 +1100
  • Bill Paine
    signed 2020-01-28 12:19:44 +1100
    Morrison lacks the political will to SIGNIFICANTLY reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions because he’s on the payroll of the coal industry through political party donations. He’s essentially the coal industry’s bitch.
  • Chloe Blake
    signed 2020-01-18 15:13:57 +1100
  • Jessica Nixon
    signed 2020-01-15 08:19:55 +1100
  • Anna Harvey
    signed 2020-01-13 18:40:46 +1100
  • Michael Hassett
    signed 2020-01-12 21:12:55 +1100
  • Jacquie Sheils
    signed 2020-01-09 15:09:07 +1100
    The absurd situation in Australia where our politicians fail to address the issue of climate change even as it is ruining lives, the environment and our economy must come to an end if we are to live in a habitable country.
  • Wendy Logan
    signed 2020-01-09 14:47:28 +1100
    So important an issue
  • Cosetta Cavazza
    signed 2020-01-09 03:42:32 +1100
  • Ian Empson
    signed 2020-01-07 09:59:31 +1100
  • Caitlin Heckler
    signed 2020-01-06 15:40:30 +1100
  • Julia Kettel
    signed 2020-01-06 13:48:58 +1100
  • Lyn Fowler
    signed 2020-01-06 13:17:21 +1100
  • Anneke Borger
    signed 2020-01-06 12:45:20 +1100
  • Mark de Wolf
    signed 2020-01-05 17:44:32 +1100
  • Alex Cambridge
    signed 2020-01-05 11:51:20 +1100
  • Elizabeth Whiteway
    signed 2020-01-04 21:55:41 +1100
  • Kate Lohse
    signed 2020-01-04 14:29:20 +1100
  • Henry Lohse
    signed 2020-01-04 14:23:17 +1100
    LOHSE