Queenslanders, our sunshine state has the tools and talent to become a renewable energy superpower – and shift away from digging and burning fossil fuels that drive climate impacts.
Ramping up climate solutions now will create long-term jobs in our regions, help restore our incredible forests and slash climate pollution this decade.
But we need to act now and not let the opportunity slip through our fingers.
Sign the petition. We need thousands of us calling on our state government to invest in making Queensland a climate and nature champion.
Working together, Queensland CAN!
To learn more about how we replace coal and gas with clean energy and create jobs in future industries now, explore the Queensland CAN! report commissioned by ACF, the Queensland Conservation Council and World Wildlife Fund Australia.
We call upon the Queensland Government to:
Make our climate safe: Slash Queensland's climate pollution by at least half this decade; slash methane emissions from existing coal and gas infrastructure; ban new coal and gas infrastructure
Protect our nature: Establish an Environmental Protection Authority for Queensland; protect 100 hectares of Queensland forest this decade
Clean up our exports and create green jobs: Create a renewable-powered exports industry to replace coal and gas exports, with 100,000 climate-positive careers for communities; guarantee jobs for fossil fuel workers
Jobs we can create in climate solutions
Header image: Kerry Trapnell
I want QLD government to honour their contractual agreement to be of service to the people !! (not become & be dictated to by corporate institutions & interests).
We the people put the well being of our earth & her peoples, animals & plants before the old power & greed mongering of those with self serving economic agendas.
Step into new ways of being with us or be left behind to your own demise.
Choose well & wisely.
This is the right direction to move & if you don’t know it, get woke. Blessing also you
Things need to change for th better of the planet.
I had hoped federal Labor would make positive climate change without having to be pushed and forced by the greens and independents, and look how that turned out. But maybe the state government could show them how it’s done by no longer planning climate problematic construction goals.
I want the Queensland Government to:
1. Slash Queensland’s climate pollution by at least half this decade
2. Make Queensland a renewable energy superpower and create 100,000 jobs in climate solutions
3. Protect Queensland’s nature to store carbon and establishing an Environmental Protection Authority for Queensland to oversee and investigate environmental decisions
As a marine scientist, I have consistently advocated for a rational, inter-generational focused, response to climate and ocean disruption – our life-supporting biosphere, and our own society, depends on it. Governments have wasted decades in thrall to vested interests. Time is short.
Qld can be a renewable energy leader – let’s do it!
Climate scientists have been warning about the catastrophic impacts of global warming/climate change for decades. They were called doomsday propagandists and their warnings labelled as hyperbole and worse. We are now witnessing the truth of the scientists’ words in cascading, devastating ‘natural’ disasters across the planet, driven by humankind’s addiction to fossil fuels and the abject failure of governments to pivot to renewable energy. We’ve squandered decades and now, time is no longer on our side.
Queensland should fight climate change so we can stay the sunshine state!
Queensland’s targets (30% emissions reduction and 50% renewables) are not aligned with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 -degree goal and fall short of other states such as NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
Time is running out, we need to act ASP!
It’s time to stop talking and start doing. No more excuses.
As a Queenslander l know how hot it can get, how extreme the weather and how caring we are, so with that in mind we must get a move on and get this job of removing our dependence on fossil fuels, it won’t be easy but it is for our children and grandchildren,s benefit.