Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, has just declared a climate emergency in a bold demonstration of leadership. In doing so, Sydney has become the latest of 24 Australian local governments and territories representing over 2.5 million people to have formally acknowledged the climate emergency.
The government is not the country. Huge amounts of climate action can occur outside of what the Commonwealth government does. Cities, towns, states, territories, businesses, institutions of all kinds… all of these can take action.
My name is Oscar Alateras, I am a member of the School Strike 4 Climate movement and I have a message for each and every individual. In Australia, we have confirmed May 3rd as our next national immobilisation for climate action. We are calling it the National Day of Action.
The NSW Coalition have been returned to government on a reduced, paper-thin majority. While it might not be the best possible result for our climate, there is a clear message here for both the Berejiklian and Federal governments: you are on notice, and climate inaction will lose you votes.
The Berejiklian government has been put on notice, and the lesson for them and Scott Morrison is clear; climate inaction will lose you votes. With most of the votes counted the Berejiklian Government appears set to return to power, albeit with a wafer thin, one-seat majority.
The NSW election is here and our state faces a critical choice. Read our no-nonsense election guide to help you cut through the spin and understand where the parties stand on climate action. Then share this page with as many people as you can so voters know what's at stake when they go to the polls on Saturday.
This International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women of Greenpeace's iconic Rainbow Warrior ship, recently in Australia's waters to protect the magical Great Australian Bight from risky oil drilling.