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

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
Bek Ireland
Amanda Reddell
Diana Scambler
Ralph Reilly
Melinda Graefe
Glen White
Toby Pamment
Cameron Jones
Timothy Rose
vicki mcinnes
Keryn Jones
Eryn Morgan
Linda Peterson
Valerie Graham
Sally Forsstrom
Jeff Moran
Jeanette Lake
5,239 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Bek Ireland
    signed 2019-05-16 08:09:38 +1000
  • Amanda Reddell
    signed 2019-05-16 08:08:52 +1000
  • Diana Scambler
    signed 2019-05-16 08:07:39 +1000
  • Ralph Reilly
    signed 2019-05-16 08:06:29 +1000
  • Melinda Graefe
    signed 2019-05-16 08:04:11 +1000
  • Glen White
    signed 2019-05-16 08:00:37 +1000
    Glen White
  • Toby Pamment
    signed 2019-05-16 07:59:10 +1000
  • Timothy Rose
    signed 2019-05-16 07:58:16 +1000
  • vicki mcinnes
    signed 2019-05-16 07:57:58 +1000
    Why are our politicians not LEADING?
  • Keryn Jones
    signed 2019-05-16 07:55:15 +1000
  • Eryn Morgan
    signed 2019-05-16 07:55:03 +1000
  • Linda Peterson
    signed 2019-05-16 07:54:01 +1000
  • Valerie Graham
    signed 2019-05-16 07:53:11 +1000
  • Sally Forsstrom
    signed 2019-05-16 07:52:34 +1000
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  • Jeff Moran
    signed 2019-05-16 07:51:25 +1000
    I signed this for my Grandkids for which we have potentially made this planet almost uninhabitable if nothing is done to curb emissions now.
  • Jeanette Lake
    signed 2019-05-16 07:48:19 +1000