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To: Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Council Please Declare a Climate Emergency.

Sunshine Coast Council Please Declare a Climate Emergency.

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 dying reef.

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.

How it will be delivered

Email and in person.

10 First Avenue, Maroochydore

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Reasons for signing

  • Why not start here? 537 councils in Oz. Only 28 have declared climate emergency.
  • I’ve signed because I think we are about 20 years too late!!
  • The Federal Government is a disgrace. To be called out on the world stage about our lack of climate change policy and inaction (and the subsequent state of our barrier reef because of inaction) is just not acceptable. We need leadership; we need innovative ideas how to encourage investment in renewable energy, not fossil fuels. Our Council needs to step up if the State and Federal government won't. And that means stop tearing up our coastline.


2019-10-15 16:46:17 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-08-28 12:47:48 +1000

The petition has been submitted to the Sunshine Coast Council, and they will respond at the next meeting on the 19th of September. We'd love to fill the gallery, so come along and show your support for a climate emergency declaration.

To increase our chances of getting across the line, call and email your local councillor!

2019-08-08 18:27:06 +1000

500 signatures reached

2019-07-13 18:31:36 +1000

100 signatures reached

2019-07-12 09:40:05 +1000

50 signatures reached

2019-07-04 10:49:13 +1000

25 signatures reached

2019-07-03 22:25:23 +1000

10 signatures reached