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.

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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

Callum Lawrie
Jean Thomson
Al Holding
Phil Browne
Stephen Fitzgerald
Ethan Briffa
Roy Jackson
Lorena Vincent
Hazel Wood
Fred Schilling
phil Osanga
Martin Oliver
Melanie Gersbach
Vanessa Milligan
Thomas Driftwood
Fiona Marano
darren clark
Bradley George
Adam Gersbach
Chris Morrison
Ron Hastie
Kthryn Hogan
Sarah Bradley
Brian Snowwden
Kate Gerard
Lennert Veerman
Jack Wilson-Heise
Dennis wild
Debra Rowe
Erica McIntyre
5,239 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Callum Lawrie
    signed 2019-10-17 13:23:24 +1100
  • Jean Thomson
    signed 2019-10-12 10:23:26 +1100
  • Al Holding
    signed 2019-10-11 14:25:58 +1100
  • Phil Browne
    signed 2019-10-10 16:26:07 +1100
  • Stephen Fitzgerald
    signed 2019-10-09 16:42:34 +1100
    Inaction on climate change exposes a flaw in our political system, a system set up by industrialists to serve industrialists. Right-wing governments, by their nature, are the political arm of big business. That’s why they have so much trouble running the country, it’s not their real job.
  • Ethan Briffa
    signed 2019-10-07 10:11:41 +1100
  • Roy Jackson
    signed 2019-10-05 07:25:42 +1000
  • Lorena Vincent
    signed 2019-10-02 11:39:06 +1000
  • Hazel Wood
    signed 2019-09-30 12:33:44 +1000
    Hazel Wood
  • Fred Schilling
    signed 2019-09-28 09:06:41 +1000
  • phil Osanga
    signed 2019-09-20 17:37:48 +1000
  • Martin Oliver
    signed 2019-09-13 09:00:00 +1000
  • Melanie Gersbach
    signed 2019-09-12 14:22:19 +1000
  • Vanessa Milligan
    signed 2019-09-12 13:46:43 +1000
  • Thomas Driftwood
    signed 2019-09-12 13:35:27 +1000
  • darren clark
    signed 2019-08-29 13:55:56 +1000
    no economy without environment
  • Bradley George
    signed 2019-08-23 08:43:57 +1000
  • Adam Gersbach
    signed 2019-08-20 14:49:42 +1000
  • Chris Morrison
    signed 2019-08-19 20:20:43 +1000
  • Ron Hastie
    signed 2019-08-18 08:25:06 +1000
  • Kthryn Hogan
    signed 2019-08-11 08:50:36 +1000
  • Sarah Bradley
    signed 2019-08-05 14:41:45 +1000
  • Brian Snowwden
    signed 2019-08-04 10:41:28 +1000
    Fail to act at your own peril Federal Ministers, and that of everyone else.
  • Kate Gerard
    signed 2019-07-31 13:26:29 +1000
  • Lennert Veerman
    signed 2019-07-25 21:56:27 +1000
  • Jack Wilson-Heise
    signed 2019-07-24 21:39:54 +1000
  • Dennis wild
    signed 2019-07-24 16:20:50 +1000
  • Debra Rowe
    signed 2019-07-20 14:59:52 +1000
  • Erica McIntyre
    signed 2019-07-18 17:05:05 +1000