The Albanese government has increased Australia’s ambition on climate change, increasing the previous Coalition government’s embarrassing target of 26-28% emissions reduction on 2005 levels by 2030 to a target of 43% by 2030.
However, the latest climate science makes it clear that if we are to have a hope of holding global warming well below 2°C, the deepest emissions cuts need to be made before 2030. Australia must do its part within the international community, as a wealthy country and large exporter of fossil fuels, to meet this challenge.
At the UN-sponsored COP27 climate talks to be held in November 2022, countries will be asked to declare their updated plans to cut emissions by 2030. This is Australia’s chance to show that it is acting on the climate crisis with the seriousness that the latest science and evidence of already devastating impacts demand.
Please send an email to the Albanese Government, calling on the Australian government to lift its ambition on climate change.