Read our World Children's Day Open Letter to the PM!
On World Children's Day 20th November, AP4CA and our partners are sending an Open Letter to the Australian Prime Minister calling on him to act urgently to protect the health and safety of our children in the face of climate breakdown.
The letter is signed by experts in child health and development as well as organisations like Oxfam, ACF, Climate and Health Alliance and many more.
20th November is the Day of the Declaration of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a signatory. It commits signatories to protect the right of all children to health, protection and safety.
AP4CA and our partners believe that to protect our children’s right to a safe and healthy life Australia needs to act now to cut our greenhouse emissions consistent with limiting warming to 1.5oC. Scientists tell us we must act now to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate breakdown.
Many of the solutions to the climate crisis already exist, including using clean, renewable energy like solar and wind, protecting our biodiverse forests, upholding Indigenous land rights and allowing no new fossil fuel projects.
We need to accelerate these actions in order to provide jobs and protect our food, water and homes for our kids.
Together we demand immediate emergency-scale action from the Australian Government to safeguard the future for our children, by committing to all new policies being consistent with limiting warming to below 1.5oC, as advised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.