Right now, the Australian Government is running a consultation on the future of gas.
We need to send as many submissions as we can to send a clear message that gas is a climate-wrecking fossil fuel and has no place in Australia's transition to net zero. Write and send your submission now!
Important note: For the government to accept your submission, you must write that you agree to the privacy collection statement and confirm if you want your submission published publicly under your name, or kept private.
2023 is set to be the hottest year on record. There's been heatwaves in the northern hemisphere, fires across the globe and now ahead of a hot, dry summer, Australian communities and wildlife are already copping extreme heat, fires and drought.
When gas is burnt it releases a greenhouse gas called methane, which stays in the air for a shorter time than carbon dioxide, but that is more potent than carbon dioxide. Over a 2-year period, it is up to 86 times as potent as carbon dioxide. The UN says slashing methane is the quickest way to mitigate rising temperatures.
Put simply, for a safe climate, Australia cannot afford to keep burning gas or open any new gas export projects.
Here are some key points to communicate to the government why gas is a climate disaster:
For more information, check out ACF's submission.