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

Michele Stephens
Judith Waite
Bianca Le
Christopher Flemming
joe lenzo
Rosemary Blemings
Lilly Deluca
Sam Bailey
Liz Olle
Anne Wood
john McKenzie
Richard Black
Susan Riley
Denise Whimpey
Carol Rea
Michelle Lein
Malaya Toll
Lorraine Perrins
Peter Moore
lulu extonpery
Greg Bailey
Joy Mettam
Kathryn Warhurst
John Hearps
Matt Tolhurst
Aisling Gallagher
Bill Hampel
Ruth Allen
Yvonne Kirk
Bill McGarry
5,226 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Michele Stephens
    signed 2019-05-16 09:18:02 +1000
  • Judith Waite
    signed 2019-05-16 09:12:35 +1000
    Action now, is the absolute best legacy we can leave to future generations. Just do it!
  • Bianca Le
    signed 2019-05-16 09:09:28 +1000
  • Christopher Flemming
    signed 2019-05-16 09:06:35 +1000
  • joe lenzo
    signed 2019-05-16 09:05:13 +1000
    we may be too late but drastic action is needed. stop saying australia cant make a difference. every single action makes a difference.
  • Rosemary Blemings
    signed 2019-05-16 09:03:23 +1000
  • Lilly Deluca
    signed 2019-05-16 09:02:36 +1000
  • Sam Bailey
    signed 2019-05-16 08:56:39 +1000
  • Liz Olle
    signed 2019-05-16 08:55:35 +1000
  • Anne Wood
    signed 2019-05-16 08:53:46 +1000
  • john McKenzie
    signed 2019-05-16 08:51:38 +1000
    The most serious issue of our time. How can the need to act be understood and accepted by the decision makers ?
  • Richard Black
    signed 2019-05-16 08:47:26 +1000
  • Susan Riley
    signed 2019-05-16 08:46:22 +1000
    Susan Riley
  • Denise Whimpey
    signed 2019-05-16 08:45:13 +1000
  • Carol Rea
    signed 2019-05-16 08:44:16 +1000
    The climate emergency is NOW. For a just transition we must begin straight away. Carol Rea
  • Michelle Lein
    signed 2019-05-16 08:40:29 +1000
    Michelle Lein
  • Malaya Toll
    signed 2019-05-16 08:33:18 +1000
  • Lorraine Perrins
    signed 2019-05-16 08:28:13 +1000
  • Peter Moore
    signed 2019-05-16 08:27:05 +1000
  • lulu extonpery
    signed 2019-05-16 08:26:53 +1000
  • Greg Bailey
    signed 2019-05-16 08:24:45 +1000
  • Joy Mettam
    signed 2019-05-16 08:24:10 +1000
  • Kathryn Warhurst
    signed 2019-05-16 08:24:02 +1000
  • John Hearps
    signed 2019-05-16 08:22:51 +1000
    The crucial integrated consideration and capacity to address climate change implications across so many areas and regions of Australia is needed to fully address the emerging situation in a timely effective and efficient manner. This includes the understanding of the complexities and emerging challenges of : population, health; energy, water and food security; national security, infrastructure, technology and science, education and skilling the workforce, the economic dynamics and opportunities. This is all underpinned by the need for global, national, state and local leadership being focused on addressing this threat to our society and the subsequent adaptation of systems to address these challenges. Leadership from government, businesses, organisations and institutions is essential in bringing forth a crucial period of renaissance in humanity.
  • Matt Tolhurst
    signed 2019-05-16 08:20:34 +1000
  • Aisling Gallagher
    signed 2019-05-16 08:17:30 +1000
  • Bill Hampel
    signed 2019-05-16 08:16:09 +1000
    Bill Hampel
  • Ruth Allen
    signed 2019-05-16 08:14:03 +1000
  • Yvonne Kirk
    signed 2019-05-16 08:12:56 +1000
  • Bill McGarry
    signed 2019-05-16 08:10:55 +1000