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Brisbane Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels

Brisbane Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels

We ask the council to address the climate crisis by:

1. Declaring a state of climate emergency;
2. Committing to a target of 100% Renewable Energy for Council Operations by 2025; and
3. Committing to a target of net zero carbon emissions for the community by 2040.

Why is this important?

We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. The climate emergency is already all around us and is impacting our lives in so many ways - devastating droughts, floods, bushfires all over the country, deadly air pollution, and a reef on life support.

This is an emergency and we must act now.

Globally, several hundred cities/councils have already declared climate emergencies, and they are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs and economic benefits, preserve wildlife and habitats, and improve the lives of people in our community.

By declaring a climate emergency, the council will show our community, the State and the Federal Government that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.

64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

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Reasons for signing

  • The climate change crisis requires us to veganise our existence.
  • The environment is our future, it represents life. All living things are interconnect and the nature is a template for the existence of all life. I think its might be worth caring for. RB
  • What a mess we are leaving for our grandchildren to clean up. Lets take some responsibility and see if we can speed the change to renewables.

Updates

2019-07-18 18:49:30 +1000

54 more signatures to go!

2019-07-18 18:48:19 +1000

Hi everyone. As we all know we are in a Climate Emergency. In this campaign, we will work to have this Climate Emergency recognised by the Queensland and hopefully Australian Government. This campaign would also bring opportunities to suggest ways to have zero carbon emissions before the 12 years we have to fix climate change is over. Thank you for all the signatures as you all are contributing to the first stage of this three-step plan to save the world.

2019-07-17 19:32:17 +1000

100 signatures reached

2019-07-15 17:38:30 +1000

50 signatures reached

2019-07-13 16:15:19 +1000

25 signatures reached

2019-07-09 13:58:32 +1000

10 signatures reached