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

Irene Powell
Stephen Kelly
Peter Granland
Swetik Korzeniewski
Stephen Gulliford
Ross Murray
Trevor Ives
Zephyr Cranney
Conall Crowley
Caitlin Tyler
Grant Da Costa
Anna Lidgerwood
Colin Sutton
Margaret Mackenzie
Judith Simpson
Kimberly Jayne
Karen Kennedy
John McCulloch
David Stephens
Dave Middleton
Anne Carlin
Sabrina Blom
Pat Emblen
Michael Molloy
Geoffrey Elsworth
Marilyn Hoey
Eleanor Villani
Roger Goodman
Annie Close
Phillippa Connelly
5,231 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Irene Powell
    signed 2019-05-16 10:58:04 +1000
  • Stephen Kelly
    signed 2019-05-16 10:56:09 +1000
  • Peter Granland
    signed 2019-05-16 10:55:43 +1000
  • Swetik Korzeniewski
    signed 2019-05-16 10:49:56 +1000
    Serious action on Climate change is long overdue.
  • Stephen Gulliford
    signed 2019-05-16 10:48:20 +1000
  • Ross Murray
    signed 2019-05-16 10:43:22 +1000
  • Trevor Ives
    signed 2019-05-16 10:32:35 +1000
    Trevor Ives
  • Zephyr Cranney
    signed 2019-05-16 10:31:44 +1000
  • Conall Crowley
    signed 2019-05-16 10:27:18 +1000
    For my generation’s future, and the future of all the world. We can be leaders again.
  • Grant Da Costa
    signed 2019-05-16 10:25:13 +1000
  • Anna Lidgerwood
    signed 2019-05-16 10:20:48 +1000
  • Colin Sutton
    signed 2019-05-16 10:19:56 +1000
    Enough delay already. Let’s leave something for my children’s children!

  • Margaret Mackenzie
    signed 2019-05-16 10:19:39 +1000
  • Judith Simpson
    signed 2019-05-16 10:16:53 +1000
  • Kimberly Jayne
    signed 2019-05-16 10:15:27 +1000
    Kimberly Jayne
  • Karen Kennedy
    signed 2019-05-16 10:11:31 +1000
    Climate change needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency for our world to survive for future generations.
  • John McCulloch
    signed 2019-05-16 10:07:37 +1000
  • Dave Middleton
    signed 2019-05-16 10:06:19 +1000
    Protect our future
  • Anne Carlin
    signed 2019-05-16 10:04:04 +1000
    Anne Carlin
  • Sabrina Blom
    signed 2019-05-16 10:03:12 +1000
    Sabrina Blom
  • Michael Molloy
    signed 2019-05-16 09:58:35 +1000
    The future of our children is at stake. Action is urgent. We have the resources to make a difference if we can find the political will. Please act now.
  • Geoffrey Elsworth
    signed 2019-05-16 09:53:38 +1000
  • Marilyn Hoey
    signed 2019-05-16 09:53:06 +1000
  • Eleanor Villani
    signed 2019-05-16 09:48:36 +1000
    It is a matter of urgency
  • Roger Goodman
    signed 2019-05-16 09:46:36 +1000
    Roger Goodman, BSc (Climate Change Management), Murdoch University, 2016. I produce the climate news site
  • Annie Close
    signed 2019-05-16 09:45:56 +1000
  • Phillippa Connelly
    signed 2019-05-16 09:41:24 +1000