Global Climate Strike in Berlin

Submission: Climate Change Bills 2020

Amnesty International has submitted to the inquiry into the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020.

The climate crisis is one of the most significant human rights issues to date, threatening the enjoyment of a full range of human rights, for present and future generations.

Despite the impact that climate change is already having on human rights, and that it will continue to accelerate in the future, Australia’s policies are exacerbating climate change and the existential threats it poses to human rights.

Amnesty International Australia made 9 recommendations for the government to improve its response to the climate crisis.

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Joel MacKay is a campaigner at Amnesty International Australia.