29.04.21 By

The Australian Government must cut emissions by 75% before 2030

Climate change is accelerating faster than previously thought. This is the decisive decade: we need urgent climate action now (1).

But the Australian Government is standing still. Our emissions reduction target for 2030 is far weaker than our strategic allies, and we risk missing out on the jobs and economic benefits that climate action will bring (2). 

Together, we have a chance to change this. Can you read and sign the petition below to join our people-powered push for a stronger 2030 target, and share it with your networks to grow this campaign?


The Climate Council is calling on the Federal Government to listen to the science and develop a whole-of-economy plan to triple Australia’s climate efforts. We must get our greenhouse gas emissions down by 75% in the next ten years. 

It’s ambitious, but achievable, and Australia already has the solutions available to make this happen.

If you agree that the Federal Government needs to do more now to cut emissions and combat climate change – sign and share this petition today. 

Many of Australia’s major trading partners and allies like the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and the EU are already ramping up their climate commitments and taking advantage of the inevitable global transition to clean energy (3).

The Prime Minister has indicated that his Government will review its emissions reduction strategy ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the next global summit on climate change in November (4). 

If we can demonstrate the sheer number of Australians who support stronger emissions reduction targets, we can push the Federal Government to ramp up climate action this decade. 

Australia is one of the sunniest and windiest countries in the world, with the right skills and expertise to create tens of thousands of jobs in a low carbon economy.

This is an urgent call to arms. If you agree that Australia should aim higher and go faster, please sign and share this petition today.


References:

(1) Aim High, Go Fast: Why emissions need to plummet this decade, Climate Council, April 21
(2), (3) Spot the Difference: as world leaders rose to the occasion at the Biden climate summit, Morrison faltered, The Conversation, 23 April 21
(4) Scott Morrison resists pressure for new emissions target at Joe Biden climate summit, ABC, 23 April 21

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We need to adopt a science-backed target of at least 75% emissions reduction below 2005 levels, by 2030.

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