The climate emergency is a human rights crisis. It is already wreaking havoc on the lives of millions of people, deepening inequalities and discrimination and threatening the enjoyment of most of our rights and the future of humanity.
2021 is a crucial year in our collective fight to tackle climate change.
As governments prepare for COP26, pressure is mounting on Australia to step up and urgently address the climate crisis. Australia is the only wealthy nation that has failed to commit to strengthening its climate targets and announcing new targets to reduce emissions. This is not just a moral failure to act on the crisis at our door, but a failure of our government to meet its obligations under human rights and environmental law.
Ahead of COP26, let us call on the Australian Government to:
1) Reach zero emissions by 2030 and limit warming to 1.5°C
2) Phase out fossil fuels
3) Protect people and mitigate the effects of climate change
4) Support people in developing countries
The Australian Government must also increase its support to people facing the impacts of the climate crisis, including through stronger adaptation measures and effective remedies for people and communities affected.
This is a human rights emergency. Join us in calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to lead the Australian Government and take urgent action.
You can also write to:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600
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Want to know more? Read our letter to Scott Morrison here.