Support the Climate Protection Bill
Australian communities demand legislation not procrastination
This campaign is inspired by the success of a community driven Climate Change Bill in the UK, which has achieved laws to cut greenhouse pollution and promote a clean energy future.
In 2005, communities across the UK decided they wanted their politicians to take action on climate change. They seized on a draft Climate Change Bill put together by green groups, and 130,000 people across the country contacted their MP to support it. In response, 400 MPs voted for the Bill and when passed in Parliament, the UK will become the first country to legislate binding limits on greenhouse pollution.
Now, community climate groups across the country have written a Climate Protection Bill, and will deliver it to the new Climate Change Minister, Penny Wong at Parliament House in Canberra... by bicycle. You can join the ride, or help collect the 10,000 signatures of support we need.
This Bill comprehensively addresses the causes of Australia’s spiraling greenhouse gas emissions, and proposes workable solutions to stem these emissions, protecting the future for our children, the world's most vulnerable communities and our fragile planet.
The Climate Protection Bill is a powerful tool for community members. It unifies the concerns of Australians across the country, and gives each of us a set of demands to take to our politicians.
Want to know more?
What can you do?
- Register for the Cycle 4 Climate Protection, (arrives 21 Sept in Canberra) and we'll join you up with a group or give you tools to organise your own ride. Contact Jacquie on 0434 223 789.
- Get your community behind the Bill by downloading the petition here and gathering support through stalls and meetings - we need 10,000 people in support by August!
- Get active and make your voice heard even louder by downloading the lobbying kit which has tips on finding, contacting and meeting your local politicians. This kit also has tips on accessing your local newspaper and other media.
- Download the new postcard (ready to send to a professional printer), which can be sent to your local politician and distributed in the community