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.
New South Wales was once a world leader on climate action, but a new Climate Council report shows it is now far behind, spewing more greenhouse gas pollution into the atmosphere than any other state or territory. The Climate Council report – Ageing and Unprepared: Energy in New South Wales – examines the state’s ongoing dependence on coal and gas power stations and its tardy transition to renewable energy.
You demanded climate action and today, NSW Labor listened. If elected, they’ve pledged to make huge investments in renewable energy. This is great news in the race to switch from climate-wrecking coal to clean energy, and it shows that climate action is well and truly on the agenda this NSW election.
With polling day drawing closer, we need to ramp up the pressure on Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s coal-loving Liberals. They must match Labor and commit to action for our climate now.
Did you hear the news? The NSW Labor and Liberal Party have both announced new policies backing rooftop solar, hot on the heels of our cheeky stunt at NSW Parliament late last week, where we crashed NSW Labor’s big election fundraiser dinner to get our message across.
The parties of NSW have identified climate change and cost-of-living are key issues, and renewable energy allows them to address both of these. But with the major parties all racing to announce their policies to boost uptake of rooftop solar, how do their policies stack up?