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

Bradley Opdyke
Lisa Prospektiba
Marita Hefler
Phil Lawson
Alex Sloan
Gillian Wilde
Vaughan Monamy
Nancy Brunton
Kate Stark
Gabrielle Hyslop
Peter Giudice
Adrian Gibbs
Steve Sherry
Nan Carter
Pramod (Raja) Junankar
Helen English
Ash Hogan
Elenie Poulos
Joan Vickers
Bronwen Evans
Peter Brennan
Mark Cattaneo
Duncan Keenan-Jones
Mark Dixon
Jonathan Stark
Steb Fisher
Bob Weis
Sue Shinnick
Michael Mazengarb
Vic Langsam
5,357 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Peter Giudice
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:43 +1000
  • Adrian Gibbs
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:42 +1000
  • Steve Sherry
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:42 +1000
  • Nan Carter
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:37 +1000
  • Pramod (Raja) Junankar
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:32 +1000
  • Helen English
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:32 +1000
  • Ash Hogan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:30 +1000
    Think about Australia’s LONG TERM future not just your three years in power
  • Elenie Poulos
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:25 +1000
  • Joan Vickers
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:23 +1000
  • Bronwen Evans
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:23 +1000
  • Peter Brennan
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:22 +1000
  • Mark Cattaneo
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:20 +1000
  • Duncan Keenan-Jones
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:16 +1000
    This is the most important issue currently for all parliaments across the globe, ours included.
  • Mark Dixon
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:13 +1000
  • Jonathan Stark
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:07 +1000
    Urgent action is vital!
  • Steb Fisher
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:05 +1000
  • Bob Weis
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:05 +1000
  • Sue Shinnick
    signed 2019-05-16 11:32:01 +1000
  • Michael Mazengarb
    signed 2019-05-16 11:31:56 +1000
  • Vic Langsam
    signed 2019-05-16 11:31:56 +1000