What does climate action look like?
Together, we must protect people and wildlife from worse heat waves, bushfires, droughts and storms fuelled by climate warming, and look after communities most impacted by climate change.
To achieve this, the best science says that Australia needs to slash climate pollution this decade. This means reducing pollution by 75% below 2005 levels by 2030; and to reach zero emissions by 2035.
These targets at minimum match the United States, the United Kingdom and our trading partners such as the European Union and Japan.
Right now, the WA Government only has an aspirational goal to reach net-zero by 2050. To reach net-zero emissions, we need a strong plan with goals to reach along the way. Official figures show that WA’s greenhouse emissions are increasing, mostly from gas - the opposite of what we need to happen.
While the Federal Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050, we know this target is too late, with the rest of the world looking towards 2030.
There is still no plan to transition Australia from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and the Federal Government is continuing to support subsidies for gas and even coal power stations that would increase emissions, not reduce them.
Right now, we need to demonstrate that West Australians want bold action on climate. We want our State and Federal MPs to see a flurry of Climate Action Now signs wherever they go in WA - so they have no doubt this issue matters to WA.