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

Howard Smith
Josephine Ben-Tovim
Perry Gretton
Barney Gardner
Warwick Tweedie
Kirrily Jordan
Sam Harvey
Tanya Rogers
Roy Bishop
Marisa Strazzari
Syd Herron
Anthony Sheehan
Mark Zanker
Martin Paulo
Graham Taylor
Ceri Kitely
Meg Rigby
Graeme Wallace
Kathy Faldt
Jack Masters
Paul Casbolt
Julia Imrie
Jeffrey Sandon
Stephen Hansen
Alison Read
Sandy Black
John Burgin
Justine Doherty
Peter Wigley
John Healy
5,321 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Howard Smith
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:21 +1000
  • Josephine Ben-Tovim
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:18 +1000
  • Perry Gretton
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:17 +1000
  • Barney Gardner
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:16 +1000
  • Warwick Tweedie
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:14 +1000
  • Kirrily Jordan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:12 +1000
  • Sam Harvey
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:09 +1000
  • Tanya Rogers
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:06 +1000
    Tanya Rogers
  • Roy Bishop
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:05 +1000
  • Marisa Strazzari
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:03 +1000
  • Syd Herron
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:03 +1000
  • Anthony Sheehan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:35:00 +1000
  • Mark Zanker
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:57 +1000
  • Martin Paulo
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:52 +1000
  • Graham Taylor
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:50 +1000
  • Ceri Kitely
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:46 +1000
  • Meg Rigby
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:44 +1000
  • Graeme Wallace
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:42 +1000
  • Kathy Faldt
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:41 +1000
    Kathy Faldt
  • Jack Masters
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:32 +1000
  • Paul Casbolt
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:31 +1000
    For my granchildren & their children
  • Julia Imrie
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:29 +1000
  • Jeffrey Sandon
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:29 +1000
  • Stephen Hansen
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:28 +1000
  • Alison Read
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:26 +1000
  • Sandy Black
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:25 +1000
  • John Burgin
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:23 +1000
  • Justine Doherty
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:18 +1000
  • Peter Wigley
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:16 +1000
  • John Healy
    signed 2019-05-16 11:34:16 +1000