I am real.
I am important.
I must be protected.
Climate change is harming the animals and places we love.
Climate change is harming our economy and us. It’s a real problem.
To make a difference Australia needs stronger pollution reduction targets.
We currently have a real and fair solution that’s working for our environment and our economy – that can meet stronger targets. It’s an emissions trading scheme.
But it’s at risk
Why we need an emissions trading scheme
Along with 48 other countries and states, Australia has an emissions trading scheme (ETS)
That puts a price and limit on carbon pollution.
Its benefits include:
- Big polluters pay to pollute, encouraging investment in low polluting activities
- The annual pollution limit guarantees pollution targets are met
- It raises funds that can be reinvested in activities like renewable energy
The beauty of the ETS is it can be ramped up to do more to protect and invest in a clean, renewable future, but only if our politicians show real leadership.
But it’s at risk…
The Liberal/Nationals current climate change policy is to repeal the ETS – and replace it with ‘Direct Action’, a policy which does not put a price and limit on pollution.
We really need stronger targets. Unfortunately there is no evidence the current Direct Action policy could be scaled up to achieve the targets needed to protect the animals and places we love.
We can make a real difference
The great news is an ETS allows us to strengthen our pollution reduction targets.
So what should they be?
The major parties are currently committed to a minimum target of 5% by 2020.
Their policy states they would consider an increase to 25%, but only if other countries do more. That’s not good enough for our planet.
Other countries are doing more and scientists say countries like Australia need targets of between 25-40% by 2020. A 25% target by 2020 should be the minimum.
Its time Australia stepped up to make a real difference on climate change.
We want all our political leaders to:
Commit to stronger pollution reduction targets of at least 25% by 2020.
Commit to a solution that works for real – a price and limit on pollution, like an ETS, which will drive investment in a clean renewable future and stronger targets.
Tell your MP / Candidate now by sending an e-Letter:
This election make your voice heard and help shape the climate policies of our political parties to better protect animals, places and people.
We want all our polictal leaders to:
- Commit to stronger pollution reduction targets of at least 25% by 2020.
- Commit to a solution that works for real – a price and limit on pollution, like an ETS, which will drive investment in a clean renewable future and stronger targets.
Take real action. Have your say here.