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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.

Petition demands

We call upon 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 establish an Environmental Protection Authority for Queensland to oversee and investigate environmental decisions

Jobs we can create in climate solutions

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Header image: Kerry Trapnell


Latest Supporters

Queensland has the natural resources to become a climate solutions powerhouse. We just need the right policies. We already have a wide variety of ecosystems and attractions. We need to put in place the means to conserve them physically rather than just putting up planning which in some cases stops people from conserving important areas.
Diana 2022-09-02 10:06:52 +1000
Michael 2022-09-02 10:06:20 +1000
It is important that governments everywhere legislate to minimise our emissions. My grandchildren’s future is in your remit. Please consider the future not just immediate economics.
Margaret 2022-09-02 10:06:12 +1000
Anthony 2022-09-02 10:05:22 +1000
Ngaire 2022-09-02 10:05:03 +1000
Alex 2022-09-02 10:05:01 +1000
Isobel 2022-09-02 10:04:44 +1000
Michael 2022-09-02 10:03:59 +1000
I want Queensland to become a climate champion state because we are full of sunshine up here and it just makes sense to become leaders in renewable energy. We have so many beautiful forests which need to be protected and we also have more space for planting more trees to help with carbon drawdown. We can do this Queensland!
Alison 2022-09-02 10:03:50 +1000
Sonya 2022-09-02 10:03:30 +1000
I want Queenslanders to have clean air, clean water and clean food, and this depends mostly on clean energy, not prolonging the death throes of coal and oil.
Gerald 2022-09-02 10:03:22 +1000
Sharon 2022-09-02 10:03:22 +1000
I want Qld to be a climate champion because, at the moment, environmental degradation is out of control. The current Govt is still allowing the bulldozing of forest, scraps of wild habitat for all sorts of stupid reasons justifying it but saying it creates jobs. Jobs at what cost? How many short term jobs? We know what is going on. Too many Govt decisions disregard what ordinary people want and instead support big business agendas. Jobs without lifestyle are useless. Short term jobs to line the pockets of the few is a waste of common resources.

Qld Govt committed to slashing CO2 emissions by 50% yet allows endless bulldozing of bushland. All rhetoric and no action. Sick of it people. Please stop the destruction of our remnant bushland for the sake of a few people making lots of money. Please look after the environment for all the people for as long as possible.

Koalas and other creatures are doomed with the current rate of forest and bushland destruction. Cynical to talk about saving the koalas when their habitat is destroyed by ministerial direction! Approvals to destroy country destroys habitat and kills wildlife.
Just stop it. Instead support renewables, but not at the expense of the environment. Please listen to the environmental scientists who are doing their best to understand and protect what is left of what has been destroyed so wantonly and on such a grand scale.

Surely the Labor Govt in Qld and Federally can behave responsibly for change. If not, we will lose all the wonder and glory of nature and the beauty that the non-human world brings.
Eli 2022-09-02 10:03:11 +1000
Margaret 2022-09-02 10:03:09 +1000
Barry 2022-09-02 10:02:48 +1000
We are turning our only home hostile, it’s time to enact some real intelligence.
Anthony 2022-09-02 10:02:42 +1000
I want Queensland to become a climate and nature champion because time is running out, the planet is warming and we should not exacerbate the heating. Surely we have the courage to put the brakes on!
Svyetlana 2022-09-02 10:02:10 +1000
The world deserves our rich state to be a environmental champion. If we can’t do it future generations have no hope.
Harriet 2022-09-02 10:02:06 +1000
Jayshree 2022-09-02 10:02:00 +1000
No more fossil fuels – enough is enough, the future is NOW.
Karin 2022-09-02 10:01:59 +1000
We need to build a cleaner greener future and act now. There is only one Earth let’s step up and save it now!
Susan 2022-09-02 10:01:54 +1000
My grandchildren deserve a better world than the current one.
Raymond 2022-09-02 10:01:26 +1000
Please stop approving coal mines, for all of us.
Allan 2022-09-02 10:00:56 +1000
John 2022-09-02 10:00:53 +1000
Queensland needs to act on climate
Lisa 2022-09-02 10:00:43 +1000
We have an inherent obligation to help protect nature and preserve all that it does for us!
Mila 2022-09-02 10:00:31 +1000
Queensland has more sunny days than most of Australia. Solar and wind can make us a climate champion. Let’s do it NOW!!
Karen 2022-09-02 10:00:30 +1000
Pamela 2022-09-02 10:00:29 +1000
I want our beautiful state to stay that way so it is crucial that we sign up to be Climate Nature Champions
Fiona 2022-09-02 10:00:29 +1000
Our future depends on it.
Simon 2022-09-02 09:59:58 +1000