The world is rallying around climate action, and next month, leaders from across the globe will meet at the COP26 Summit to set out their respective plans to address climate change, reach net zero emissions and protect the planet.
Australia still hasn’t made a commitment to reaching net zero emissions, and its pledge to help the Pacific Islands through rising sea levels and other climate disasters doesn’t go far enough. As the environmental crisis worsens, Australia is being left behind as other nations, like France and Denmark, take the action needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of future generations against climate change.
To ensure we protect ourselves and our neighbours from climate change, we need to see Australia step up in the following ways:
— Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 74% by 2030
— Reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
— Step up support for Pacific nations working to address climate change
Millions of people are likely to be thrown into poverty by climate change as it forces individuals, families and whole regions to relocate. In places like the Pacific, people will have nowhere to go as sea levels rise. This is Australia’s opportunity to step up for everyone in the Pacific!