Terrific news following the tabling of the Climate Change Bill (CCB) to parliament on Monday. The Bill was referred to the House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy and will now go to a public inquiry with Submissions open immediately, but closing on Friday 27 November at 5pm!
UPDATE to DEADLINE for submissions to the Climate Change Bill Inquiry:
You can now request an extension by emailing email@example.com before COB Friday 27 November. No reason needs to be given for requesting the extension which will be granted to COB Friday 4 December.
It means, now is YOUR chance to have YOUR say about why Australia needs the Climate Change Act by making a submission to the House Standing Commitee on the Environment and Energy. Any individual, organisation or business can make a submission.
Introduction to Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Should we be worried about climate change?
Global greenhouse gas emissions have increased significantly since 1950, and as you can see from the graph above the effect of this is a clear upward trend in average global temperatures. This rise in temperature is responsible for a number of negative impacts across the globe, including increased frequency and severity of droughts, floods, heatwaves, bushfires, severe storms, water scarcity, sea level rise, and ocean acidification. If we continue to burn fossil fuels for energy, global temperatures will continue to rise year after year and these negative impacts are set to intensify and worsen into the future. We need to accelerate the transition to clean energy to ensure global temperatures stabilise and we maintain a liveable world for all. Learn more…
Are you ready to take action on climate change?
CCL with Hon Angus Taylor MP
Member for Hume, Liberal Party
CCL with Dr Kerryn Phelps MP
Member for Wentworth, Independent
CCL with Ms Alicia Payne MP
Member for Canberra, Labor Party
CCL with Hon Mia Davies MLA
Member for Central Wheatbelt, Nationals Party
CCL with Rebekha Sharkie MP
Member for Mayo, Centre Alliance Party
MP for Warringah, Zali Steggall, has developed a climate change bill to be put forward to parliament. The Act would ensure Australia has a clear and positive national response to the challenges of climate change.
It will ensure that Australia has:
- A Net Zero emissions target by 2050, getting there through emissions reduction plans and emissions budgets, and establish a process to review the Net Zero target every 5 years as things change
- Risk assessments and adaptation plans, so that the different parts of our continent and economy know the risks of climate change and can prepare for them
- Technology readiness assessment, so that we know the existing and emerging ways we can reduce emissions, with the least risk and cost.
- An independent advisory commission (IAC), that can advise the Government, transparently and independently, on our national needs and plans.
Click here for more info and to sign up to show your support for the bill.