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

Val Maslen
jane harty
Sara Lodewyke
Frances B-P
Tegan Burton
Colin Ryan
Phillip Ward
Vik Boast
Jennie Minifie
Heather Chaplin
Jenny Thorp
Maxine Barry
Larissa Waterson
Ann Miller
Rob Dupear
Warren Brown
Catherine Davies
Helen Esmond
Thomas Lodewyke
Ursula Bulman
Rodney Charls
Fiona Hedgecoe
Mez Woodward
Rupert Veitch
Ronita Barratt
Christina Ginevra
Trisha Brunton
Ross Farrell
Pam Maitland
Kari Sann
5,325 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Frances B-P
    signed 2019-05-23 21:23:03 +1000
  • Colin Ryan
    signed 2019-05-23 21:06:26 +1000
  • Heather Chaplin
    signed 2019-05-23 20:38:04 +1000
  • Jenny Thorp
    signed 2019-05-23 20:30:52 +1000
  • Maxine Barry
    signed 2019-05-23 20:30:15 +1000
    Maxine Barry
  • Ann Miller
    signed 2019-05-23 20:11:40 +1000
  • Warren Brown
    signed 2019-05-23 19:53:49 +1000
  • Catherine Davies
    signed 2019-05-23 19:53:02 +1000
    I would like all parliamentarians to understand the devastating feedback loop that will happen if our emissions don’t come under control. I would like them to listen to the pleas of our Pacific neighbours; that we must lead in this area. I would like them to be brave and imagine the possibilities of being a country that can be a net exporter of clean energy, instead of always thinking about the cost. They need to have a good hard look at their children’s faces. They need to imagine a world when those children are old and to think what they can do now to mitigate the risk to their families.
  • Helen Esmond
    signed 2019-05-23 19:43:00 +1000
  • Rodney Charls
    signed 2019-05-23 19:31:47 +1000
    Rodney Malcolm Charls
  • Mez Woodward
    signed 2019-05-23 19:03:46 +1000
  • Christina Ginevra
    signed 2019-05-23 18:39:46 +1000
  • Trisha Brunton
    signed 2019-05-23 18:38:23 +1000
  • Ross Farrell
    signed 2019-05-23 18:37:45 +1000
  • Pam Maitland
    signed 2019-05-23 18:18:09 +1000