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Accelerate Action – Open Letter to Federal Members
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Accelerate Action – Open Letter to Federal Members

Dear Member of Parliament

It is all so very disappointing.

You are a part of the Australian government entrusted with our safety. You hold the trust of the community and the wellbeing of all of our children. I find it totally disturbing that here we have yet another Open Letter sent to the Australian government, endorsed by 100’s of scientists. Is anyone listening?

With elections coming, you must by now understand that there is an enormous groundswell looking for another narrative, a climate-caring government in 2025.

OPEN LETTER - June 2024

To the Australian Government. (1)

World leaders convene this week (20th Sept 2023) at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit in recognition that the global community must accelerate efforts to prevent irreversible and catastrophic climate change.

The United Nations Secretary General, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency (IEA), and scientists from all over the world have made it clear there is no room for new gas, coal and oil projects in the global carbon budget.

Yet, in Australia, over 10,000 miles from where leaders will meet to demonstrate their commitment to climate action, vast areas of the continent are covered by coal, gas and oil production and licenses.

Fossil fuels produced in Australia currently result in 1.5 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

In this – the ‘decisive decade’ for climate – there are over 100 new coal and gas projects in development in Australia according to official data.

If all these projects proceed, research by the Australia Institute shows they would add a further 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent to the atmosphere every year – roughly the equivalent emissions of the entire Russian Federation, the world’s fourth-largest polluter.

Accelerating the pace and scale of climate action means an end to new fossil fuel approvals and subsidies.

As the world’s third largest exporter of fossil fuels, Australia has a special responsibility to stop fuelling the increase in global emissions caused by Australian fossil fuel production, both in Australia and overseas.

We call on the Australian Government to follow the advice of the United Nations, the IEA and the IPCC and prevent any further new fossil fuel developments in Australia”.

(1) Scientist-Experts-Open-Letter-The-Australia-Institute.pdf

With this urgent Letition to you, please move us in the right direction to “Stop this madness “ as stated in NOVEMBER 2023 by UN Secretary-General Guterres on climate change in the Himalayas: “We must stop this madness” written by Stefan Nestler.

When can you as a Member of Parliament call a local meeting to explain why new gas and coal developments must continue?

Yours sincerely

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