Are you concerned about your child's future in a warming world?
Australian Parents for Climate Action is the voice for all parents, grandparents and those who care about children in Australia to show their deep concern about the impact of climate change on our children’s safety and survival, now and into the future.
Together we demand immediate emergency-scale action from all levels of government and from business to safeguard the future for our children by:
- Committing to net zero emissions and 100% renewable energy by 2030.
- Allowing no new fossil fuel projects, including stopping the Adani coal mine.
- Prioritising a smooth and fair transition for all workers and communities impacted by the climate crisis, including fossil fuel industry communities and indigenous communities.
- Declaring a national climate emergency.
Join our World Children's Day Week of Action!
For World Children’s Day on November 20 we’ll be holding a National Week of Action with events across the country highlighting the rights of our children to a safe climate, and calling on the Australian government to act urgently to safeguard our children's future by taking urgent action to solve the climate crisis.
The Melbourne event will involve a Family Sit-in and Picnic on the steps of Parliament House, Spring Street Melbourne at 11am on Wednesday 20th November. Join the Facebook event here.
So far events are also planned in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Port Stephens, and Wagga Wagga with more to come!
Sign our Statement
To all Australian Parliamentarians and Councillors,
I am a parent, guardian or grandparent and I am deeply concerned about the threat that climate change poses to my children and grandchildren.
The future safety and survival of our children - and their future children - is under direct threat by the excess carbon emissions in the atmosphere, which is destroying the ecosystems on which we all depend for our survival.
- climate impacts are already causing serious loss of life and destroying vital ecosystems
- global average temperature, atmospheric greenhouse gases, and ocean acidity are already at dangerous levels, and
- wartime economic mobilisations have proven how quickly nations can restructure their economies when facing an extreme threat
it is inexcusable to continue with climate-damaging policies that put us all in even greater peril. The Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal is not a safe goal.
We call on all Australian federal, state, and territory parliaments and all local councils to:
- Declare a climate emergency
- Commit to net zero emissions and 100% renewable energy by 2030
- Allow no new fossil fuel projects, including stopping the Adani coal mine
- Prioritise a smooth and fair transition for all workers and communities impacted by the climate crisis, including fossil fuel industry communities and indigenous communities.
- Commit to providing maximum protection for all children, adults, economies, species, ecosystems, and civilisations, and to fully restoring a safe climate
- Mobilise the required resources and take effective action at the necessary scale and speed
- Transform the economy to zero emissions and make a fair contribution to drawing down the excess carbon dioxide in the air, and
- Encourage all other governments around the world to take these same actions.
We've risen to big challenges in the past when an emergency has been declared, with citizens and all sides of politics rising to the occasion and working together for the common good.
We call on all levels of government to do what is necessary now. This is an urgent threat to us all, especially our children.
Australian Parents for Climate Action meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.