Queenslanders, we have an incredible opportunity.
We know that our state's coal and gas is contributing to immense global climate harm - fuelling more severe droughts, floods, fires and storms across our communities and inflicting catastrophic damage on our precious Great Barrier Reef.
We're seeing that wherever in the world our gas and coal is burnt, whether it's here or overseas, we pay a terrible price at home.
But it doesn't have to be this way.
Our Sunshine State has the skills and the opportunity to transform itself into a renewable energy superpower, creating long-term jobs and economic security for our regions, and helping to restore and protect the natural places we all love.
But we must act now - to stop new coal and gas projects, to turn away from fossil fuel exports and to slash emissions.
Sign the petition. We need everyone to call on our state government to invest in making Queensland a climate and nature champion.
Working together, Queensland CAN!
To learn more about how we can ditch fossil fuels 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:
Slash Queensland’s climate pollution by at least half this decade
- Make Queensland a renewable energy superpower and create 100,000 jobs in climate solutions
Protect Queensland’s nature to store carbon and establish an Environmental Protection Authority for Queensland to oversee and investigate environmental decisions
Jobs we can create in climate solutions
Header image: Kerry Trapnell
We have so much amazing nature here – but it is going fast. We need to become nature champions.
I want Queensland to be a climate and nature champion because I want the children of Australia and the World to have a future and enjoy the benefits that come from nature. I’m hoping that as a community we are slowly realising that there is more to life than money and materialistic items that start to lose their appeal once they’ve be been purchased. Nature is a living entity that needs to be nurtured and protected so it can nurture and protect us.
Don’t destroy the place for monetary gain have a conscience
It is now more urgent than ever that Queensland acts to curb carbon pollution and preserve the natural environment.
Queensland has so much sun, wind and space that it would be financial folly not to use it. We also need to catch up with our efforts to protect the environment. Note that land with solar panels and wind turbines, with a little expert biological advice, can create new (or extended) ecosystems for flora and fauna that coal mines can’t.
I want Queensland to become a world leading climate champion:
to protect our world-class natural wonders,
to make Queensland a sought-after and prestigious eco-tourism destination,
to create sustainable future-focused industry and jobs, and
to ensure future generations will enjoy Queensland’s natural beauty and a healthy lifestyle.
Please take this petition seriously as a positive sign of community interest and concern.
Slashing Queensland’s climate pollution by at least half this decade
Making Queensland a renewable energy superpower and creating 100,000 jobs in climate solutions
Protecting Queensland’s nature to store carbon and establishing an Environmental Protection Authority for Queensland to oversee and investigate environmental decisions
I live here and I want to see progression for once.
I want Qld to be a climate and nature champion because there’s so much wildlife just in your backyard and so many beautiful delicate ecosystems. We owe it to Qld and Australia to preserve the ecosystems. I moved here from Victoria because then trees could be found everywhere. You could hear frogs. U can’t see trees anymore in Victoria and I hadn’t heard frogs for over 40 yrs in suburbia
I want Qld to be a climate champion because we have the talent, the natural sunshine and wind resources, and the public desire to be a leader in australia on this, not a laggard.
Don’t condemn us to past mistakes, shift us inspirationally to a future our kids can flourish in!
Come on QLD lift your game – nature is going to make us all of accountable and pay a huge price if we don’t change our ways to preserve what got — you never know we might even bring back a little of what we’ve lost if we move from a reactionary state to a proactive and energetic one🤞!
I want the Qld government to be a champion for the environment because it is so important for all of our future.
I want Queensland to be a climate and nature champion because our irreplaceable forest, water & native animal resources are being threatened (& for short-term gain) by fossil fuel companies intent on making financial profits at the price of contributing massively to driving climate impacts. We need the Queensland Government to act NOW, before it’s too late, on meaningful protection of our natural environment & meaningful efforts to capitalise on our renewable resources & the already available talent to become a renewable energy superpower.