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

Maureen Harbeck
Josh Reimers
Jennifer Burden
Janelle Liebeck
Georgie Cornish
Paula Phillips
Michael Inhelder
Jane Collinson
Pamela White
Frances Curtis
kathryn lai
Mark Stephen
Michael Rowlands
Bruce Trevena
Lorraine Rogers
maria kowalski
Peter Delgado
Geoff Sellman
Tolga Yilmaz
maryellen flynn
Olivia
Greg Dwyer
Michael Scott
Clairette Chambers
Sean MacDonald
James MacDonald
Julie MacDonald
Louise Richardson-Self
marette gale
Jennifer Seccull
5,321 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Maureen Harbeck
    signed 2020-01-03 18:40:11 +1100
  • Josh Reimers
    signed 2020-01-03 17:16:45 +1100
  • Jennifer Burden
    signed 2020-01-03 15:57:46 +1100
  • Janelle Liebeck
    signed 2020-01-03 15:19:00 +1100
  • Georgie Cornish
    signed 2020-01-03 14:51:20 +1100
  • Paula Phillips
    signed 2020-01-03 14:49:31 +1100
    Geoff Phillips
  • Michael Inhelder
    signed 2020-01-03 11:57:42 +1100
  • Pamela White
    signed 2020-01-03 10:43:53 +1100
  • Frances Curtis
    signed 2020-01-03 09:41:41 +1100
  • kathryn lai
    signed 2020-01-03 09:22:11 +1100
  • Mark Stephen
    signed 2019-12-24 09:35:06 +1100
  • Michael Rowlands
    signed 2019-12-19 12:26:19 +1100
  • Lorraine Rogers
    signed 2019-12-18 16:31:38 +1100
    Lorraine Rogers
  • maria kowalski
    signed 2019-12-18 15:28:27 +1100
    maria kowalski
  • Peter Delgado
    signed 2019-12-18 14:37:22 +1100
  • Geoff Sellman
    signed 2019-12-18 14:28:09 +1100
  • Tolga Yilmaz
    signed 2019-12-05 20:54:25 +1100
    Tolga Yilmaz
  • maryellen flynn
    signed 2019-12-01 03:10:41 +1100
    maryellen flynn
  • Olivia
    signed 2019-11-30 10:58:33 +1100
  • Greg Dwyer
    signed 2019-11-21 19:53:57 +1100
  • Michael Scott
    signed 2019-11-20 15:26:15 +1100
  • Clairette Chambers
    signed 2019-11-19 22:00:44 +1100
    Please stop killing our home.
  • Julie MacDonald
    signed 2019-11-14 19:41:41 +1100
    Julie M MacDonald
  • Louise Richardson-Self
    signed 2019-11-13 16:29:23 +1100
  • marette gale
    signed 2019-11-13 05:53:26 +1100
  • Jennifer Seccull
    signed 2019-11-12 23:23:39 +1100