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To: Yarra Ranges Council

Yarra Ranges Council Breakfree from Fossil Fuels

Yarra Ranges 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.

2442-2444 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction VIC 3797

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Reasons for signing

  • We all need to make this issue visible and urgent to all levels of government. Sadly the LNP have their heads in the sand with their ‘profit at any cost’ outlook!
  • To persuade councils to think global and act local. It is every person's moral obligation to save our planet, including our elected representatives.
  • Because we are in a climate emergency and governments need to acknowledge that - and act on that.


2019-08-12 12:48:23 +1000

100 signatures reached

2019-07-25 22:23:58 +1000

50 signatures reached

2019-07-18 23:19:24 +1000

25 signatures reached

2019-07-18 12:34:05 +1000

10 signatures reached