Call on the Australian Government to triple its emissions reduction target ahead of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
The world’s scientists have sounded the warning bell: time is running out to act on the climate emergency.
We are facing an existential climate crisis that threatens human civilisation – our governments must urgently start paying attention.
The science is clear: the mining and burning of coal, oil and gas exacerbate the climate crisis.
Every tonne of coal, oil and gas we burn will increase the intensity and speed of changes to our climate. The result will be more floods, more droughts, more heatwaves and more bushfires. Cyclones will get more intense and move south.
We’re calling on every level of government in Australia to act on the climate emergency.
Australia’s current 2030 target is to reduce emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels. This is totally insufficient and out of step with the rest of the world.
We must cut our greenhouse gas emissions by 75% before 2030 and get to net zero or net negative Australian greenhouse gas emissions by 2035.
By recognising that we are in a climate crisis and by declaring an emergency, we can end the ‘business as usual’ approach.The Greens will never take donations from coal and gas corporations, unlike Labor, Liberal and National parties. We are working in parliaments across Australia every day to push the Labor, Liberal and National parties to go further and act faster in tackling climate change.
The greatest health and economic crisis we will ever face is the climate emergency – it’s time for urgent action!
The world’s leaders will meet in Glasgow in November 2021. We have just a few months to push the Government to commit to action that will save our future.
Will you join us in calling on the Australian Government to triple its emissions reduction target ahead of Glasgow?
Greens move successful amendment to ensure consultation with Aboriginal communities on energy projects
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has praised the Greens amendment to ensure that Aboriginal communities are consulted and included in the development of renewable energy infrastructure in NSW.Read more
The Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020 is a much needed bill and a huge step towards ensuring NSW can transition to renewable energy in the time needed to help address the climate crisis. However, Jenny Leong MP reinforced the Greens commitment to public ownership of assets and ensuring an equitable transition and noted that The Greens would support the Bill but seek to amend it.Read more
Together we’re building a community air quality monitoring network
We’re supporting a community run air quality monitoring project that will increase the visibility and community awareness of the quality of the air we breathe.
With the help of volunteers we hope to get hundreds of air quality monitors installed in areas that experience poor air quality in the Inner West and Western Sydney. These monitors will give us real time information on the quality of the air we breathe and enable us to take action to improve it.
"During the last bushfire season on one day North Parramatta experienced the worst air
pollution reading in Sydney. Commonly in Parramatta we suffer the typically high level
Sydney Basin air pollution which is due mostly to Australia’s woeful vehicle emissions
standards which are amongst the worst in the world."
Clr Phil Bradley -Greens councillor, Parramatta Council
We know that air pollution has harmful effects on our health and that we need to reduce the fine particle pollution that comes from sources like the exhaust from diesel vehicles, dust from construction sites, pollution from industrial plants and bushfire smoke - all of these contribute to poor air quality and have serious health impacts on us all especially on children and older people.
The monitors we are installing record and save data continuously - measuring the amount of fine particle pollutants present in the air. This data is freely available so that residents, local community groups, peak bodies, local councils, researchers and politicians can use it to campaign to improve our air quality.
If you’d like to participate in the Community Environmental Monitoring project and live in the Inner West or Western Sydney, contact our office and we’ll connect you to the team working on this project.
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 02 9517 2800
Forum on heat impacts in Western Sydney hosted by Jenny Leong MP
Renters rejoice! It is now possible for you to have access to solar power despite not having access to a sunny roof!
Whether you rent, live in a unit or have a shaded roof you can now share in the benefits of solar too, by applying to be a member of Australia's first large scale solar garden.
The name ''Haystacks Solar Garden' comes from their similarity to a community garden, except instead of growing veggie plots they are growing solar plots.Read more
Today we express our gratitude to the incredible young climate activists for their courage and determination to take a class action against the federal Environment Minister for failing in her duty of care to protect them from climate change
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has called on the Government to protect core koala hubs identified within the boundaries of the proposed Great Koala National Park.Read more
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has spoken in favour of new reforms to make it easier to install sustainability infrastructure in Strata complexes in NSW.Read more