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.

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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

Lynne Schroeder
Ali Deslandes
mandy richards
Catriona Burne
Paul Corrigan
Alison Burrell
Geoffrey Bradshaw
ilana faivel
Judy Howitt
Mark Hanlon
Simone Novello
Heather Maddigan
Pamela Irving
Catherine Selden
Glenn Shea
Leonie Barnett
david carducci
patrick de vos
Leonie Keighley
Vena Murray
Ruth Schmid
david rowe
Patricia Innes
Lia Sargent
Robert Day
Robert sulzberger
Gabrielle Arellano-Gerrard
Pauline Bindoff
Helen Phillips
Karen Hopkins
5,321 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Ali Deslandes
    signed 2019-05-24 21:05:09 +1000
  • Paul Corrigan
    signed 2019-05-24 20:14:45 +1000
  • Geoffrey Bradshaw
    signed 2019-05-24 18:30:22 +1000
  • Judy Howitt
    signed 2019-05-24 17:59:13 +1000
  • Glenn Shea
    signed 2019-05-24 17:08:36 +1000
  • Leonie Barnett
    signed 2019-05-24 17:07:32 +1000
  • david carducci
    signed 2019-05-24 17:00:02 +1000
    david carducci
  • patrick de vos
    signed 2019-05-24 16:56:50 +1000
    patrick f de vos
  • Ruth Schmid
    signed 2019-05-24 16:46:43 +1000
  • david rowe
    signed 2019-05-24 16:45:42 +1000
  • Patricia Innes
    signed 2019-05-24 16:37:20 +1000
    Patricia Innes
  • Lia Sargent
    signed 2019-05-24 15:49:53 +1000
  • Robert Day
    signed 2019-05-24 15:40:41 +1000
  • Gabrielle Arellano-Gerrard
    signed 2019-05-24 15:36:42 +1000
    Gabrielle Arellano-Gerrard
  • Helen Phillips
    signed 2019-05-24 15:24:51 +1000