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The world's scientists and governments agree. The time to stop climate damage is now. 

And we have the solutions here, now — and ready to go.

On October 31, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will bring world leaders together to decide on the action we all take to ensure a healthy and safe future.

Let’s tell our elected representatives to get behind the solutions we all agree on, before this crucial moment.  

Australia is one of the sunniest, windiest places on earth — we have huge opportunities to power our lives with clean, renewable energy this decade and export our sunshine to the world.

We can’t wait any longer. Climate damage is here. The solutions we need are available and ready to renew our communities.

Call on our elected representatives to work together and do better.

They must act now to secure and create climate-positive jobs and do our part to cut pollution this decade — to keep people and wildlife safe from dangerous, climate-fuelled bushfires, droughts and storms.

Australia has the abundant clean energy, the tools and the talent to do the job. Let’s get on with it.

Sign this open letter to all Members and Senators in the Australian Parliament.

Open letter

To all Members and Senators in the Australian Parliament:

  • Power our communities and transport with clean energy. Replace coal and gas with renewable energy in the next decade.
  • Send our sunshine around the world with clean energy exports like green hydrogen, steel and aluminium.
  • Get coal and gas money out of politics and put people back in. Stop accepting dirty donations from coal and gas companies and ban big political donations to reduce their influence on decision-making.
  • Save our big backyard: protect and restore our forests, wetlands and mangroves for our climate and for the animals that call them home.

Header image: Gas field. Leonid Ikan/Shutterstock and Warwick Solar Farm. ACF

Latest Supporters

Grevis 2021-10-21 12:01:48 +1100
The safety of our food, soil, air, water and biodiversity continue to become increasingly compromised. Our children and our Earth deserve hope for a bright future. There are solutions that are being ignored.

I believe our leaders must power our communities and transport with clean energy, switch from coal and gas to clean energy, and protect and restore nature to be the lungs that clean the air for wildlife and people.

Agrivoltaic systems can produce solar power with panels on stilts allowing for grazing, cropping and orchard practices to be sheltered under the shading and insulating properties of the solar panels.

Regenerative farming practices, agroforestry, syntropic farming and natural sequence farming are productive systems that allow for enterprise diversity in a changing climate and create complex systems that produce more employment, conserve more moisture in the soil and prevent runoff and soil erosion.

These are systems that sequester carbon in the soil, while producing pasture, food crops, timber and fibre with decreased reliance on irrigation and synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

We have been told that this is not possible but more examples are proving this industrial agricultural philosophy as destructive and unnecessary.

Charles Massy, Charlie Arnott, Bruce Pascoe, Peter and Stewart Andrews, Colin Seiss, Damon Gameau, Tim Flannery, Terry McCosker, Martin Royds, Walter Jehne, David Holmgren, Christine Jones and many others are showing us the way. Our governments could be dissipating this information and creating training opportunities for technicians to help our farmers set up their farms in preparation for drought, flood and fire.

There are economic benefits to making this knowledge commonplace. If we could set up a summit with these great Australians to direct our politicians on how to transform our nation’s agriculture, we would be creating a continent that would be doing its part in quickly sequestering carbon, hydrating our landscape while producing food without chemicals in biodiverse settings.

It’s time to stand up as a nation and regenerate our soil, water, air, food and biodiversity.
Maria 2021-10-21 11:43:19 +1100
It’s now or never!
Daniel 2021-10-21 01:54:43 +1100
Guy 2021-10-20 10:04:36 +1100
Kate 2021-10-19 15:47:10 +1100
The Business Council of Australia and other major industry groups are pressing for bold, decisive federal government climate initiatives. Eight out of 10 of Australia’s leading economists are reported this week to back net zero by 2050. The majority of Australian people want yet more – let’s aim for net zero as close as possible to 2030. On the international stage, it’s the federal government’s inaction to mandate firm and ambitious short and medium term commitments that will result in tax penalties and access blockades on our goods and services in response to Australia’s woeful contribution to tackle the greatest challenge in our planet’s human history.
Please, on behalf of all Australians, don’t pander to those few rooted in the past. Step up on our behalf at Glasgow, and put Australia on the right side of the climate ledger by leading us towards a clean, green, carbon neutral future.
Caroline 2021-10-18 22:51:29 +1100
We’re past the point that this should even be a question, we have to take climate action now!
Tamar 2021-10-18 10:32:43 +1100
Sue 2021-10-17 20:40:47 +1100
Time and time again, you have failed to listen to the voices of and act in the interests of us young people, as well as First Nations Peoples and people living in regional and rural communities. Come on, Morrison government!! This is your last chance. The youth are rising and we are becoming stronger by the day.
Lily 2021-10-17 15:40:15 +1100
Jemma 2021-10-16 15:15:27 +1100
Politicians – please represent the people who elect you to govern us
Jan 2021-10-16 08:07:12 +1100
Kieran 2021-10-15 12:36:52 +1100
Geoff 2021-10-15 09:37:56 +1100
Rebecca 2021-10-13 17:21:00 +1100
Come on Australia – I want a clean and green future for my kids!
Jennifer 2021-10-13 11:58:26 +1100
Megan 2021-10-12 21:04:14 +1100
Yvonne 2021-10-12 17:37:15 +1100
Pranikaa 2021-10-12 11:38:14 +1100
The time to stop climate damage was 30 years ago, however all we have is now.
Virginia 2021-10-11 16:17:06 +1100
Isabella 2021-10-11 13:33:18 +1100
Kieran 2021-10-11 13:01:01 +1100
Caroline 2021-10-10 21:53:57 +1100
Claudia 2021-10-10 21:05:28 +1100
Jasmine 2021-10-10 14:20:28 +1100
Anna 2021-10-10 09:12:54 +1100
Patrick 2021-10-10 00:31:57 +1100
Let’s embrace new green technology and be a leader, not a laggard and develop new industry that we can export to the world.
Ben 2021-10-09 18:15:21 +1100
Fionna 2021-10-09 17:44:59 +1100
Isabella 2021-10-08 19:59:01 +1100
Darryl 2021-10-08 14:30:14 +1100