Conservation Council declares climate emergency

SYDNEY — A resolution put by Jonathan Doig from the Sutherland Climate Action Network and passed unanimously at the NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) annual conference on October 18 states, "The climate crisis has reached the level of a state of emergency".

The motion commits the NCC to orient its climate campaigns to publicly urge the government to take emergency action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as fast as possible and restore a safe climate for future generations.

In particular, the NCC will campaign for Australia to reach 100% carbon-free electricity generation within 10 years, in line with the similar target proposed for the United States by former US vice-president Al Gore. This goal will form the central demand for future Walk Against Warming protests organised by the NCC in NSW.

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