Petition to Colac Otway Shire Council - Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
The climate crisis is accelerating. In Australia, most of the country is gripped by crippling drought. Last summer was the hottest ever, and last winter was one of the driest on record.
We have increasingly devastating floods and bushfires. Human health is being impacted as is precious biodiversity.
The UN gives the people of the world 11 years to radically slash greenhouse gas emissions for any hope of avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of global warming – that includes us!
50 Councils and one government (Aust. Capital Territory) around Australia have already declared a Climate Emergency (e.g. Surf Coast, Ballarat, Darebin, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, etc.)
We need urgent ACTION from our leaders proportionate to the emergency at hand to restore a safe and healthy planet. Please support this petition - on behalf of all of us and generations to come!We the undersigned therefore petition the Colac Otway Shire Council to:
- acknowledge that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including by local councils.
- commit to a target of 100% renewable energy for council operations by 2025.
- commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions for the community by 2030 .