Parent's Pledge for Climate Action
Your voice is powerful. Will you commit to using your power? Make the Parent's Pledge, and find out how you can influence your community to use our vote for strong action on climate.
Signing the Parent's Pledge will enable you to be part of our election campaign. We will update you about critical news and actions you can take to shift the politics towards climate action.
THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CHILDREN:
Australia can be a renewable energy superpower - through manufacturing solar and batteries, energy harvesting, mining for materials for renewables, export of goods and the export of clean energy itself. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has signaled that the global community must rapidly phase out fossil fuels. We need our federal government to embrace the opportunities of a carbon-neutral economy, to implement a just transition and provide for the economic welfare of Australian families and our future generations.
THE RISKS FOR OUR CHILDREN:
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report revealed Australia has already warmed 1.4C, which is much higher than the global average of 1.1C. Not every country or region is warming at the same rate.
Australian children are at great risk of inheriting a dangerous climate, which will see more fires, floods, droughts and extreme temperatures. And yet, our government is described as a “laggard” on climate. It fails to act, placing our children at risk. This is not a political issue, it is a moral issue. We call on all political candidates to recognise their global obligations as well as their moral obligations to act on climate.
THIS IS HOW WE CREATE A SAFE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN:
- Embracing the opportunities of a carbon-neutral economy, ensuring equity and fairness in the transition
- Agreeing to an Australian net-zero emissions goal by 2035
- Creating a roadmap to 75% reduction in emissions by 2030
- No new fossil fuel investment or development from 2021
Parents Pledge for Climate Action:
As a parent, I need the Australian Federal Government to embrace a just transition to a climate-safe future, in line with the science, to protect my child's wellbeing and chances for prosperity.