50 signatures reached
To: The City of Parramatta Council
Western Sydney asks the City of Parramatta to declare a climate emergency
1. Declare a state of climate emergency;
2. Commit to a target of 100% renewable energy for Council operations by 2025;
3. Commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions for the community by 2040; and
4. Encourage other Western Sydney councils to do the same.
Why is this important?
We are facing a climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have less than 11 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 many ways -- devestating droughts, bushfires, deadly air pollution and a reef on life support.
In Western Sydney we feel these effects already, with ever increasing frequency of extreme heat days, increasing dependence on air conditioning and our power prices soaring.
This is an emergency and we must act now.
Globally more than 1000 cities and councils have already declared climate emergencies and are making an important and vital contribution to addressing the climate crisis. Bold climate action can deliver new green jobs, preserve wildlife and habitats and improve the lives of people in our community.
By declaring a climate emergency, the City of Parramatta will demonstrate to our community, the NSW and Federal governments that urgent action is needed to restore a safe and healthy planet for ourselves and generations to come.
How it will be delivered
With social distancing in place, in person presentation is not possible at the moment. We will let signatories know as soon as we can announce plans for presenting the petition to Council.