Have your say on a Climate Act

But be quick! DEADLINE this FRIDAY 27th Nov

Australia needs to commit to net zero emissions by 2050.

But unlike the UK, New Zealand and many other nations, we don’t have an Act of Parliament to make this happen. That leaves us dependent on the whims of each government, who often come to power with the backing of fossil fuel interests. There is no independent oversight.

Independent MP, Zali Steggall has proposed a bill to introduce a Climate Act. An Act would legislate emissions reductions targets and have a framework for achieving them. Read more here

What you can do :
The government has referred the bill to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy. The Committee will take public submissions on the bill until Friday 27th November 5pm.

Yes, the government have made it a very short time period as they don’t want to hear your views. So get to it, make a submission NOW even if it’s only short!

Make a submission – it can be as long or short as you like!

Some points you could make:

  • Why you want Australia to commit to emissions reduction, and have 5-yearly targets to achieve this.
  • Why you value climate risk and adaptation assessments for all sectors (electricity, transport, agriculture, industry).
  • Why we need an independent Climate Commission.

See this page for more tips.
You can make a submission HERE.