PRESS RELEASE FROM CLIMATE ACTION DAY
Over one hundred people dressed in hot red, orange and bright yellow gathered together at noon on Sunday 17 November at Zumsteins . They came from Kaniva, Hamilton, Stawell, Natimuk, Penshurst, Halls Gap, Horsham, and Benellen to register their demand for strong and effective action on climate change.
Concern was expressed that our Parliamentarians say they accept the science on climate change. Yet steps are already being taken to wind back current legislation, with no effective response put in place.
Climate change is too important an issue for the future to become the political football of the political parties. Without effective bipartisan action our children and grandchildren will be facing increasingly extreme weather events.
The group called for the following strong and meaningful action:
A commitment to cut Australia’s pollution by at least 25% by 2020 as was recommended by the independent Climate Change Authority.
A price and a limit on carbon emissions that can achieve stronger pollution cuts.
A commitment to move Australia beyond coal and gas by shifting investment away from fossil fuels to more renewable energy.