Hi there! You landed on this page after scanning a QR code on one of the thousands of yellow Climate Action Now signs we helped distribute in communities in the lead-up to the 2022 federal election.
At the ballot boxes, we the people delivered a resounding call for bolder climate action and more integrity in politics from our Parliament.
Since then, we've made a lot of progress. After a wasted decade of climate policy paralysis in Australia, we now have an improved emissions reduction target and a stronger Safeguard Mechanism to crack down on our biggest polluters.
But much more still needs doing.
Every minute our governments hand over $22,217 to fossil fuels in subsidies. When the coal and gas Australia exports are burned overseas, the damage adds up to 5% of global climate pollution.
It's up to all of us to keep pushing our government to deliver bolder climate action now.
Sign the petition now urging the Australian government to end all coal and gas projects in Australia and guide us to a safe climate future.
"To the Prime Minister, Energy Minister and Environment Minister,
End coal and gas in Australia to ramp up climate action. That means:
A responsible government would use our public money to make our communities and wildlife thrive, not fund the industries damaging our climate. The Albanese Government has already taken some steps to advance climate ambition in Australia, but to truly slash climate pollution it must immediately end public funding for fossil fuels.
In the 2021-22 financial year, government subsidies for fossil fuels cost Australians $11.6 billion. In the same period, climate-fuelled floods devastated Queensland and New South Wales communities and wildlife.
If we stop spending public money on fossil fuels now, we can help prevent even more damaging projects in the future. Currently, Australia has 114 new coal and gas projects, like Woodside's Scarborough project, in the pipeline and if the projects were to go ahead they would almost double our current domestic emissions. And that’s not including any emissions from exporting the coal and gas overseas!
For a safe climate future, let’s instead invest our public money into renewable exports that can replace coal and gas, slash pollution and create climate-positive jobs that future-proof our economy.
Sign the petition and call on our government to step up for climate action.