This year, our Members of Parliament (MPs) have some big opportunities to raise Australia’s climate ambition – let’s encourage each of our MPs to aim high!

Our elected representatives need to know the people they represent (like you) are concerned about climate change and want action now.

Start by sending this letter to your local MP, asking them to use the MyClimate 2050 tool and explore the impact climate damage would have on your community.

It’s a quick, powerful way to show that your local area needs bolder action to slash emissions now.

How to send the letter:

  1. Enter your details to find your local MP's contact details
  2. Review the pre-written letter to your MP, and feel free to edit to make it more personal! You might like to share with your MP a little about who you are, where you live, and why you care about climate action. We recommend you try to keep it concise, using a polite but firm tone so it’s clear what you’re asking them to do.
  3. Press 'send my email' and you're done! Keep an eye out for a reply in the coming weeks, and get more involved in ACF’s campaigns.

By raising our voices together, we can compel our governments, businesses and community leaders to step up – to ramp up climate solutions like renewables, and stop burning polluting fuels like coal and gas.

Despite all that we know about the damage burning polluting fuels has on our climate and communities, our state and federal governments hand over $22,000 every minute in public money to the polluting coal and gas industries. Burning more coal and gas fuels climate impacts like more extreme floods, fires and droughts.

For a safe climate future, let’s instead ramp up renewables and invest our public money into renewable exports that can replace coal and gas exports, and help slash pollution around the world. Australia must:

  • Replace existing coal, gas and uranium exports this decade with a renewable-powered exports industry and climate-positive careers for communities
  • Stop new coal and gas projects or infrastructure from being built
  • Stop spending public money on the fossil fuel industry, and fund climate solutions instead.