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Sign the People's Voice for climate action

Safe, healthy communities depend on a healthy planet. Let’s get on with the climate solutions that are here, now, and ready to scale in Australia.

Sign the People's Voice for climate action!

We're working with people from all walks of life to capture powerful stories about why people want the Australian Government to act, and show just how many of us care.

Together, we urge all Members and Senators in the Australian Parliament to:

  • 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.
  • Save our big backyard. Protect and restore our forests, wetlands and mangroves for our climate and for the animals that call them home.

Latest Supporters

Roger 2021-09-09 14:16:02 +1000
As Tyson Yuncaporta says in ‘Sand Talk’;
there are Custodial Responsibilities to be carried out in Caring for Country; and I believe it is up to everyone and every government institution to wake-up and start to learn from Australian Aboriginal guidance and protocols to ’Respect; Reflect; Connect; and Direct our thoughts, intentions and actions to sustain and maintain Australia.
Janet 2021-09-07 15:38:10 +1000
For me it is first and foremost a question of inter-generational justice, a sacred trust. We are all stewards of the planet with a sacred duty and obligation to pass on a cleaner, safer world to our children and grandchildren. It is also a matter of global justice, since many already vulnerable communities will suffer the worst consequences of climate change.
Karen 2021-09-03 13:14:35 +1000
Climate change is the most significant environmental policy challenge facing Australia and the world. That the Australian Government has for so long not only avoided meaningful action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but refuses to even co-operate with other countries attempting to deal with this challenge is a disgrace.

The denialism and passivity of Australian governments on the climate issue is already beginning to undermine Australia’s credibility as a progressive democracy on the world stage.

Not acting on climate change now will leave Australia and the Pacific Region more vulnerable to natural disasters and leave us poorly placed to take advantage of the significant opportunities that are offered by more sustainable models of development. The stakes are too high for inaction which will only exacerbate the environmental, social and economic harms of climate change for current and future generations.
Alexander 2021-09-03 11:17:22 +1000
We have the solutions, we have the people! Now we need the political will.
Bethany 2021-08-31 11:22:31 +1000
I have retired from the employment market and by 2050 I will be 100years old. My passion is to save the world for future generations, which includes my children and my grand children. My generation has contributed to the mess we’re in today and therefore we must be held accountable for cleaning it up.
Bart 2021-08-27 12:11:43 +1000
I am a student and witnessing the gradual destruction of our environment is frightening to me as part of the generation who will have to inherit the impacts of what we have done as a human species.

The Australian bushfires that ravaged our country, the wildfires in California, Greece and Turkey, the devastating floods in Europe and China…these are only just the beginning of the impacts of climate change if we don’t act now. It is not just a matter of protecting our environment and our home on planet Earth – the climate crisis is a threat to our very way of life, and human safety and national security around the world.

Climate change is our reality now and there is no going back. The Australian government must act now to safeguard our communities and economy by divesting from fossil fuels, renewing with the energies of the future: solar, hydro, and wind, and conserving our forests, seas and wildlands. The opportunities and solutions for renewal and regrowth are endless – we just need our government to act and put the right policies in place before it is too late.
Lindy 2021-08-26 17:58:59 +1000
1. I believe the Science.
2. I believe we overconsume
3. The consequences of inaction are dire.
4. Extinction
5. Extreme weather events
6. Rising sea levels
7. Acidification of the oceans
8. Longer and more intense fire season
9. Climate change refugees
10. Economic cost of inaction
11. Intergenerational responsibility.
12. Rising sea levels
13. Power and control in the hands of a few.
Lisa 2021-08-26 09:11:13 +1000
Claudia 2021-08-24 18:59:58 +1000
To secure our present and live our best future, we all need to take climate action. Every individual on this Earth has a responsibility and duty of care towards ourselves, the environment and future generations of all species. The government needs to recognise the need for change, be it changing to renewable energy, stopping the mining and exportation of coal and oil alongside reducing the production of red meats. This is a climate emergency, it’s time we treat it as one.
Brooke 2021-08-24 17:50:31 +1000
We need to act now and curb the human impact on global warming. We need to conserve this beautiful planet, its flora and fauna, its amazing landscapes, sceneries and habitats, for us, for everything that lives on this planet, and for many many generations to come. There is no Planet B. Over the last hundred years mankind has done everything possible to destroy and exploit the world we live in. Deforestation on a grand scale, pollution of water bodies and the air we breathe, extermination of animal and plant species through the human-caused impact on climate change and the environment. Everything is linked. We blast greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, we deforest old-growth forests (especially here in Australia!), we turn natural habitats into monoculture farmland, huge mines and housing estates. This must stop. We must act now. And I do not want to hear that there are no alternatives. The Australian government is just too lazy (and way too dominated by the big mining and farming lobbies) to come up with viable, sustainable long-term strategies that create a liveable world for us and future generations.
Marcus 2021-08-21 21:00:22 +1000
I am 25, I studied to become an engineer, and I am now faced with an uncertain future in the hands of people who don’t lead the way toward a safe, fair and healthy future for all. That;s why I decided to step up and lead by example by joining climate action groups and eductae as many people as I can on the topic.
Climate action matters to me because I want everyone to have a future on a beautiful and thriving Earth, and not on a dying polluted planet where plants are replaced by laboratories for example.
Mylène 2021-08-21 19:09:42 +1000
*future generations
Cristian 2021-08-21 16:11:51 +1000
In recent years many disasters have been witnessed by our Planets populations, these range from wild fires fueled by record hot temperatures to floods, rising sea levels and record droughts. Scientists have been warning us for years this will happen and it is now. We need urgent action to reduce or stops our Climate destroying emissions.
John 2021-08-19 13:59:19 +1000
This is the biggest crisis facing the world. The Government needs to work for all Australians and take tough and courageous decisions to put this country on the right path.
Anne 2021-08-18 18:01:28 +1000
I understand the science and there is really no alternative if we want to turn around the health of the land, oceans and atmosphere of our planet.
Maureen 2021-08-18 12:55:57 +1000
We can’t continue to go slow on climate action while the ramifications of climate damage are rapidly increasing. The solutions exist but the political will is falling behind the technology and the science. We need to catch up ASAP with positive climate policy if we are to avoid increasingly severe drought, fire, flood and disappearing coastlines.
Caroline 2021-08-17 14:02:35 +1000
Fiona 2021-08-17 12:31:42 +1000
Because we want to live in a secure future for the next 20-50 years, our children’s for the next 100. We have to make the change now or the future is going to be even more painful and chaotic and suffering for so many.
Chrissy 2021-08-16 09:21:55 +1000
If we do nothing there is no future.
Kirsty 2021-08-15 14:03:19 +1000
We are in a climate emergency! Each of us has to do our bit to make our world habitable for all. The first step is keeping fossil fuels in the ground. There are great solutions already being put into action, new jobs and opportunities – we need to be creative and brave in our actions and protect the biodiversity still left on our planet. Forests and those fighting to exist aren’t able to raise their voices, those of us who can, should raise our voices and suit our actions to ouur words!
Anda 2021-08-15 11:03:01 +1000
We are in a climate catastrophe. All governments must act urgently if our planet is to remain habitable
Janette 2021-08-14 15:47:10 +1000
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. Save our big backyard. Protect and restore our forests, wetlands and mangroves for our climate and for the animals that call them home.
Lyn 2021-08-14 15:40:07 +1000
To prevent the suffering of vulnerable climate-change-affected populations; to give my children the opportunity to enjoy the splendours of nature as I did; to preserve our natural environment and way of life.
Evans 2021-08-14 10:01:38 +1000
It’s my right and everyone’s right to live in an environment that’s got clean air, water, healthy food sources, and a safe and healthy nature to live and enjoy in. I want climate justice now, not a maybe tomorrow or by 2050.

We are in a state of climate emergency! The talk of climate change is over. We must act now and fast – the science is clear on this! We’re already past climate tipping points across the world. Australia needs to cut 75% of emissions before 2030. Everyone needs to act now and fast to restore and preserve our climate as our Aussie lifestyle, our health, livelihoods, our existence is inextricably connected to the earth we are a part of. Our government is failing in this. It’s failing to listen to the majority of Australians who want climate action, it’s failing to listen to the science or even the experts that they consult (e.g. EPBC Act).

Instead, our government is holding on to an old way of thinking and operating by funding new gas, oil and coal exploration, infrastructure, and ‘clean’ fossil fuel research. Gas, oil and coal companies give the impression that not only are they major contributors to our economy but our communities (e.g. by funding our major sporting events like the Tour Down Under, sports professionals to our local sporting clubs and science fairs!) to hide the fact that they’re major recipients of government funding, and damage our climate and our communities. While the rest of the world leaders are committing to phase out funding of fossil fuels our government is committing to long term subsidies.

Change is inevitable and requires courage and uncomfortable action. We must adapt now, we must transition fast from the old, polluting and destructive gas, coal and oil led world we’re in to a new era of green, clean and smarter energy. We must act now to stop destroying our oceans and forests that each breath we take relies on, and preserve what little we now have.

It’s our right to have a safe and healthy climate, and our current and future government’s responsibility to commit and act to ensure we have this.
Kanchana 2021-08-14 09:55:10 +1000
The time has passed to be arguing about net zero by 2050. The science is clear – We must reduce climate pollution by 75% this decade. We need a concrete plan, with very strong targets, both overall and for each sector of our economy. Australia also has some incredible wildlife, but we have one of the worst extinction records on Earth. We need strong environmental standards to protect our wildlife. Our government must urgently stop playing politics and act on our climate and environmental crisis, or there will be nothing but disaster and devastation left for our future generations.
Sandra 2021-08-13 21:47:20 +1000
Let’s de-politicise the climate debate. We need a bipartisan approach to begin the transition to clean energy now. We must maintain and increase the pressure on our elected representatives on both sides.
Anita 2021-08-13 20:39:38 +1000
Robust science has never been clearer. Pollution from burning fossil fuels is warming the oceans and the atmosphere and making our climate increasingly less hospitable. We know we need to act this decade if we are to avoid the worst outcomes. While it presents a huge challenge we need to push our representatives to commit to an orderly but rapid clean energy transition and to restore the natural systems ability to absorb carbon. This pathway offers a far safer and more sustainable future for all life on our planet, the only home we have.
David 2021-08-13 16:35:03 +1000
Our extraordinary eco systems are in crisis. Human activity must carnage to prevent extinctions
Judy 2021-08-13 10:40:50 +1000
Because the planet is hurting , is in trouble . Habitats being destroyed , future children and grandchildren being left with irreversible damage . It is a no brainer and our politicians surely must see this and put this at the top of the list for Action !
Susan 2021-08-12 19:33:16 +1000