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

Jo Cochrane
Jocelyn Chan
Chris Chappell
Megan Passey
Deborah Moran
Lorraine Svenson
Judy Walsh
Anne Corbett
Julian Wissmann
Patricia Phair
Mertan Basri
Karyn Green
Jason Wu
Rowan Carroll
Rosa Walden
Gillian Farrell
William Potter
Annette Dahler
Michael O'Brien
Anne Pender
Alexandra Barratt
Glenn Robinson
Daniel Lennox
Kath Jones
Judith Turley
Steve Cooper
Bernard Milner
Ron Kelly
John Morter
Mark Metcalf
5,226 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jo Cochrane
    signed 2019-07-01 16:54:09 +1000
  • Jocelyn Chan
    signed 2019-06-28 12:32:41 +1000
  • Chris Chappell
    signed 2019-06-28 08:28:27 +1000
  • Megan Passey
    signed 2019-06-27 17:22:22 +1000
  • Deborah Moran
    signed 2019-06-26 11:02:43 +1000
  • Lorraine Svenson
    signed 2019-06-26 10:00:20 +1000
  • Judy Walsh
    signed 2019-06-25 19:29:54 +1000
  • Anne Corbett
    signed 2019-06-24 14:47:06 +1000
  • Julian Wissmann
    signed 2019-06-23 21:31:20 +1000
  • Karyn Green
    signed 2019-06-15 14:16:24 +1000
  • Jason Wu
    signed 2019-06-14 04:52:25 +1000
  • Rowan Carroll
    signed 2019-06-12 23:36:24 +1000
  • Rosa Walden
    signed 2019-06-12 14:21:04 +1000
    I sign this also on behalf of my grand daughter who will be able to vote in 2 years.
  • Gillian Farrell
    signed 2019-06-11 17:38:51 +1000
  • William Potter
    signed 2019-06-09 13:52:11 +1000
  • Annette Dahler
    signed 2019-06-09 12:41:55 +1000
  • Michael O'Brien
    signed 2019-06-08 10:26:18 +1000
    Michael O’Brien
  • Anne Pender
    signed 2019-06-08 00:58:13 +1000
    Anne Isabel Pender
  • Alexandra Barratt
    signed 2019-06-06 16:26:57 +1000
  • Glenn Robinson
    signed 2019-06-06 10:30:23 +1000
    Hi, Morrison may have a heartfelt BELIEF that an invisible supreme being will save us all or the answer will fall on him whilst waving his hands at his " big money collecting shed/church.
  • Daniel Lennox
    signed 2019-06-05 08:52:30 +1000
    Daniel Lennox
  • Kath Jones
    signed 2019-06-03 19:24:40 +1000
  • Steve Cooper
    signed 2019-06-03 11:07:12 +1000
  • Bernard Milner
    signed 2019-06-02 16:30:05 +1000
  • Ron Kelly
    signed 2019-06-02 16:05:36 +1000
  • John Morter
    signed 2019-06-02 14:57:16 +1000
  • Mark Metcalf
    signed 2019-06-01 22:40:06 +1000