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

Sharyn Munro
Laura Murray Cree
Emma Stock
Zoe Dobson
Glenn Dorizzi
Brian Martin
Clare Sullivan
Marie Emmitt
Andrew Lucas
Phil Morgan
Adam Brett
Morton Anna
Annie Wicks
Michael Bennell
Gerard De Ruyter
Rosemary Stanton
Dinah Della-Porta
Colin McLaren
Norman Jackson
Beth Mylius
Bradley Opdyke
Lisa Prospektiba
Marita Hefler
Phil Lawson
Alex Sloan
Gillian Wilde
Dr Vaughan Monamy
Nancy Brunton
Kate Stark
Gabrielle Hyslop
5,231 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Sharyn Munro
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:45 +1000
  • Laura Murray Cree
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:43 +1000
    Bravo!
  • Emma Stock
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:43 +1000
  • Zoe Dobson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:39 +1000
  • Glenn Dorizzi
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:37 +1000
  • Brian Martin
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:36 +1000
  • Clare Sullivan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:25 +1000
  • Marie Emmitt
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:16 +1000
    Marie Therese Emmitt
  • Andrew Lucas
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:16 +1000
    Andrew Lucas
  • Phil Morgan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:15 +1000
  • Adam Brett
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:15 +1000
  • Morton Anna
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:11 +1000
  • Annie Wicks
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:10 +1000
  • Michael Bennell
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:07 +1000
  • Gerard De Ruyter
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:06 +1000
  • Rosemary Stanton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:05 +1000
    No spot to use my preferred title which is Dr Rosemary Stanton OAM
  • Dinah Della-Porta
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:05 +1000
  • Colin McLaren
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:02 +1000
    Please declare a Climate Emergency and institute a Royal Commission into corruption of politicians and political parties receiving donations from fossil fuel companies and other industries which are destroying our environment.
  • Norman Jackson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:02 +1000
  • Beth Mylius
    signed 2019-05-16 11:33:01 +1000
  • Bradley Opdyke
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:53 +1000
  • Lisa Prospektiba
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:52 +1000
  • Marita Hefler
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:51 +1000
    The science is clear. It is time for bipartison agreement and action.
  • Phil Lawson
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:50 +1000
  • Alex Sloan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:50 +1000
    Alex Sloan
  • Gillian Wilde
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:49 +1000
    So vital we have real leadership.
  • Dr Vaughan Monamy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:48 +1000
  • Nancy Brunton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:47 +1000
  • Kate Stark
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:45 +1000
  • Gabrielle Hyslop
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:43 +1000