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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.

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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. In the period 2013-2022, our government has been described as a “laggard” on climate. The failure to act, has placed our children at risk. This is not a political issue, it is a moral issue. We call on the Australian government, political leaders at all levels and 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

Parents Pledge for Climate Action:

I pledge to use my voice and my power, between now and the federal election, to influence my community to use our vote for strong action on climate. 

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.

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I pledge to use my voice and my power, between now and the federal election, to influence my community to use our vote for strong action on climate. 

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.

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What Could a Good Climate Action Bill Look Like?

Last week we talked about what is in the government’s Climate Change Bill. Which was to say, not much, really. In this post we look more broadly at what sort of climate legislation Australian Parents for Climate Action would like to see, based on what we proposed in our submission to the Senate Inquiry.

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Wow, We Have a Climate Bill!

Welcome to the Australian Parents for Climate Action policy blog. In coming posts you’ll hear from members of our volunteer Policy & Submissions team as they do their best to untangle the complex issue of what good climate policy should look like. We’re not “policy wonks”, so we won’t always be right, but we’d value your perspectives by commenting on our posts. And if you like them, please share them!


What better place to start a policy blog than by looking at the first piece of meaningful climate legislation to pass the House of Representatives in a decade: the Climate Change Bill 2022.

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