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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.

Petition demands

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

Latest Supporters

Jane 2022-09-10 13:09:12 +1000
Peta 2022-09-10 13:04:23 +1000
Garry 2022-09-09 17:58:36 +1000
Slow down and stop Climate Change please do everything in your power for this outcome.
Gerald 2022-09-09 15:13:52 +1000
We are the sunshine state; we also have many, many remote communities and families that benefit from having access to renewable energy rather than trying – at incredible expense – to link them to the power-grid (which links can be disrupted by our natural disasters such as cyclones and bushfires) or having them rely on generators that use incredibly-expensive (and difficult to transport, esp in The Wet) fossil fuels. We should be investing bigtime in solar power and also in research to develop better – and cheaper – household/ community-level battery banks/ energy storage devices. We should be moving right away from our deadly addiction to / dependence on income from selling fossil fuels which then produce emissions that are destroying the biosphere… and by extreme fire, drought and floods causing HUGELY expensive damage to livelihoods and infrastructure. (And the large-scale mining of those fuels ALSO destroys the environment; I am HORRIFIED that the irreplaceable and lovely Bimble Box reserve, for example, could be sacrificed to the Great God Coal and $$$; because that sets a very, very, very bad example.. it means that NOTHING – not even a nature reserve that is supposed to be protected in perpetuity – is safe if a mining magnate can bulldoze it to make a fast buck. It means that at the stroke of a pen good farmland, pasture, forests and supposedly-protected national parks or nature reserves can be shredded and turned into dead holes in the ground for short-term profit. Clean air, good soil, clean water – healthy waterways and wetlands, aquifers and groundwater reserves – and glorious biodiversity MUST be prioritised, ALWAYS. )
Sylvia 2022-09-09 11:46:26 +1000
Catherine 2022-09-09 11:14:02 +1000
We have so much natural beauty and places that need protecting in QLD (Great Barrier Reef being just one) and it’s time to look to the future and make meaningful change instead of clinging to the past.
Tanya 2022-09-09 07:28:24 +1000
kathryn 2022-09-08 21:39:34 +1000
Mitch 2022-09-08 20:37:09 +1000
Gareth 2022-09-08 17:10:54 +1000
Lets make Qld a renewable energy superpower to show other states the way to go
Jennifer 2022-09-08 15:38:51 +1000
Anthony 2022-09-08 15:33:05 +1000
Cheryl 2022-09-08 11:51:21 +1000
Karen 2022-09-07 21:59:42 +1000
Think of the future.
James 2022-09-07 17:57:51 +1000
Joan 2022-09-07 17:14:36 +1000
I want QLD to be a climate and nature champion because I see our planet becoming more and more unlivable. We are going to become extinct if we dont take action NOW
Elaine 2022-09-07 10:07:25 +1000
I want QLD to be a climate & nature champion because this will give our people a healthier life and bring more visitors wanting a share in this healthier life – what else is there?!
Ingrid 2022-09-07 07:58:42 +1000
I want Queensland to be a climate and nature champion because the impacts of failing in this area are catastrophic. Not just for the natural world, but also the human world. Climate change is acting faster than historical based models are indicating. Urgent action is now required. Else We all be ruined as Hanrahan said. This time though it may be final for humanity! Urgent action please
Murray 2022-09-06 20:36:24 +1000
Christina 2022-09-06 20:24:08 +1000
To the Premier, for all our sakes please leave the land we all share in a better state than when you were born.
Phillip 2022-09-06 20:09:30 +1000
Stop giving developers and mining companies the right to destroy our fragile and fragmented natural environment. The jobs they promise never eventuate, not even in boom times, they are simply profit takers and killers of flora and fauna.
harlan 2022-09-06 19:21:48 +1000
Now is the time for action it is urgent and imperative that green energy and new jobs be phased in and fossil fuels phased out
George 2022-09-06 17:06:54 +1000
I want Queensland to be a front runner in championing climate and nature preservation because we are a diverse, unique and beautiful state that deserves to be preserved and because the PEOPLE WANT IT.
Kerry 2022-09-06 16:38:20 +1000
Cheryl 2022-09-06 16:07:48 +1000
Reena 2022-09-06 14:52:39 +1000
Thomas 2022-09-06 14:30:58 +1000
Kate 2022-09-06 14:24:35 +1000
Belinda 2022-09-06 12:38:41 +1000
Belinda 2022-09-06 12:34:58 +1000