CLIMATE 200

Why Act?

This is the critical decade.

The world is on track for a 3°C average temperature rise this century.

As the world's driest inhabited continent, that would be catastrophic for Australia.
  • Rainfall across the Murray-Darling Basin is predicted
    to drop 13-21%.
  • Yields of key crops are predicted to decline 5-50%.
  • 99% of our coral reefs will be dead.
Australia needs to reduce its emissions by 75% by 2030 (below 2005 levels) to contribute its fair share to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Yet our Government's target is a wholly insufficient 26-28% by 2030

An unparalleled economic opportunity

Australia is home to some of the best solar and wind resources in the world. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to enhance our prosperity by becoming a renewable energy superpower.

With the right political leadership, we can create millions of new jobs in low-emissions industries, while also improving our national security and public health, and ensuring we pass on a safe and clean environment to future generations.
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Sources:
https://www.unep.org/emissions-gap-report-2020; https://www.science.org.au/supporting-science/science-policy-and-analysis/reports-and-publications/risks-australia-three-degrees-c-warmer-world; https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/net-zero-emissions-plummet-decade/