National Climate Emergency Rallies - June 13

May 31, 2009

If you have thought of taking action on climate change, now is the time. Drought, bush fires, floods and rising seas are already hitting hard. It's an emergency and we need emergency action.

In December 2009, governments of the world will meet in Copenhagen to create a new global climate agreement. Australia must support, not stop, strong global action.

We can tackle the recession and climate change together. Direct investment in renewable energy will create jobs, stimulate the economy and begin to create the carbon-free economy of the future.

100% renewable energy by 2020

Australia must make the shift from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy from wind, solar and other available technologies.

Green collar jobs not job cuts

We can renew our economy by creating hundreds of thousands of 'green jobs' and supporting workers to make a fair and just transition to sustainable industries.

A strong international agreement with climate justice for all

Australia must take the lead in global climate talks, not undermine them with an ineffective 5%-15% target. Globally, we must to those who are most affected by climate change and least responsible for it.

Don't pass the Carbon Pollution law

We need climate policies that make the big polluters pay and not allow big companies to go on polluting. The CPRS won't reduce Australia's greenhouse pollution.

Protect Australia's forests

Logging and clearing vegetation are major contributors to climate change as forests and woodlands are important carbon stores.

ADELAIDE: June 13, 11am, gather at Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square)

BRISBANE: June 13, 1pm at Queens Park, Elizabeth/George Streets, City

CAIRNS: June 12, 7.15am bike ride from WOW, Mulgrave Rd (cnr McCombe St) to 8am rally at 140 Mulgrave Rd

CANBERRA: June 13, 1pm, Garema Place, Civic, ACT

HOBART: June 13, 12 noon Parliament Lawns, Hobart

MELBOURNE: June 13. 1pm, State Library, cnr La Trobe and Swanston St

PERTH: June 13, 12.30pm, Forrest Place, Perth

SYDNEY: June 13, 10am Barangaroo, Hickson Road, Millers Point

WOLLONGONG: June 13, 12noon, Wollongong Mall amphitheatre (cnr Crown & Church Sts, Wollongong

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