ACF is calling on all Australian governments and businesses to make wise decisions so we can recover, rebuild and renew.
This year alone, we have experienced unprecedented climate disruption with months of devastating bushfires that wiped out towns, forests and wildlife. Next, a global health pandemic stopped the world in its tracks. Now, we face an escalating economic crisis.
Over recent months, we have seen leaders respond rapidly and set smart policies to save lives. We have also witnessed the grave consequences of delayed and uncoordinated action. We have learned how interdependent we are, and how quickly a crisis can change everything.
We have also seen how, despite frequent warnings, the world’s economies are dramatically unprepared for turbo-charged extreme weather events and pandemics.
As we emerge from this pandemic, we must heed these lessons and think carefully about how we recover and what we rebuild and renew.
Do we want to lock ourselves into more brutal crises by propping up the dinosaur industries that continue to endanger our planet’s life support systems? Or do we want to build back better, together, and set a better course for everyone and every living thing?
We are at a critical juncture where we can get the future right – or wrong.
Get it right and we can –
Get it wrong and we will –
We recommend 20 specific actions to deliver on this vision in our economic reform agenda, Recover, Rebuild , Renew.
Show your support and sign our petition calling on our state premiers, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to get things right.
Together, let's rebuild, recover and renew.