Very soon our Federal MPs will have to vote for or against real climate change action.
Zali Steggall has amended the Climate Act Bill that failed last year – and in a good way! The new Bill sets an emissions reduction target of 60% by 2030 on 2005 levels. That’s more than double the only target Australia has – the pathetic 26-28% by 2030 set by Tony Abbott.
Our MPs will have to come out of hiding behind the debate net zero by 2050, which is just a distraction. The real issue is about setting a target to significantly reduce emissions between now and 2030.
You can sign a letter to your MP here.
Please ask your friends and neighbours to sign too. How about a letter to the paper?
Professor Will Steffan of ANU has a good video explainer about 2030 targets here.
Professor Will Steffen, ANU researcher – Video – Why we need urgent action