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

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
Dylan Mazza
Thomas Packer
Jill Linton
Anita Holloway
Pat Sims
Tina Matthews
Ellen Levingston
Kelsey Cooke
Summer O'Donnell
5,378 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Dylan Mazza
    signed 2020-05-24 09:21:44 +1000
  • Thomas Packer
    signed 2020-05-23 22:07:43 +1000
  • Jill Linton
    signed 2020-05-21 21:07:31 +1000
  • Anita Holloway
    signed 2020-05-21 18:56:22 +1000
  • Pat Sims
    signed 2020-05-21 14:42:49 +1000
  • Tina Matthews
    signed 2020-05-21 12:27:10 +1000
  • Ellen Levingston
    signed 2020-05-20 22:05:00 +1000
  • Kelsey Cooke
    signed 2020-05-15 14:17:04 +1000
  • Summer O'Donnell
    signed 2020-05-06 19:05:55 +1000