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

Iona Annett
Ross Ellis
Karen May
Tom Maxwell
Tony Healy
Jim McDonald
Adam Stapleton
Lyn Parker
Elizabeth Healy
Malcolm Johnson
Merv Renton
Kate Hook
Philip Lee
Delia Bradshaw
Neil Bouchier
Peter Horan
Tito Scohel
Mark Jackson
Richard Donaghey
Craig Harrison
Erica Dearle
Luigia Calvisi
Stephen Eldridge
David Roden
Suzanne Reece
Campbell Wilson
carolyn Ingvarson
Isabel Robinson
Martin Mowbray
Rae Quigley
5,321 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Iona Annett
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:50 +1000
  • Ross Ellis
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:50 +1000
    LNP, HEADS SO STUCK IN THE SAND WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD TAKES ACTION. DISGUSTING COAL LOVING FOOLS

    Ross Ellis.
  • Karen May
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:47 +1000
  • Tom Maxwell
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:44 +1000
  • Tony Healy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:39 +1000
    I congratulate the Australia Institute does and would love to come to some of the talks but unfortunately they are always held in Canberra. Scott Morrison’s “bubble” that is.
  • Jim McDonald
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:38 +1000
  • Adam Stapleton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:36 +1000
  • Lyn Parker
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:32 +1000
  • Elizabeth Healy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:32 +1000
  • Malcolm Johnson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:27 +1000
  • Merv Renton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:21 +1000
  • Kate Hook
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:20 +1000
    Nothing matters more.
  • Philip Lee
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:17 +1000
  • Delia Bradshaw
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:17 +1000
  • Neil Bouchier
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:13 +1000
  • Peter Horan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:07 +1000
  • Tito Scohel
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:05 +1000
    The Ideology of infinite growth (hence profit) in a finite Planet is a phallacy and is to result in irremediable catastrophies.
  • Mark Jackson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:03 +1000
  • Richard Donaghey
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:02 +1000
  • Craig Harrison
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:01 +1000
  • Erica Dearle
    signed 2019-05-16 11:37:00 +1000
  • Luigia Calvisi
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:58 +1000
  • Stephen Eldridge
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:52 +1000
    Our elected representatives overlook that the environment overarches the country’s economy.
  • David Roden
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:52 +1000
  • Suzanne Reece
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:48 +1000
  • Campbell Wilson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:45 +1000
  • carolyn Ingvarson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:41 +1000
  • Isabel Robinson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:41 +1000
  • Martin Mowbray
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:37 +1000
    MARTIN MOWBRAY
  • Rae Quigley
    signed 2019-05-16 11:36:33 +1000
    Rae Quigley