Real climate action means...NO NEW FOSSIL FUELS

Perth & Fremantle


2:00pm Sunday 06 November


Walyalup Koort
Fremantle WA 6160


Coinciding with the beginning of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), we will be calling on our federal and state governments to take the action we need for Australia to fulfill its emission reduction obligations.
In removing a government that had blocked even rational discussion about climate for over a decade, the 2022 federal election showed that many Australians recognised the urgent need for action. While this was a positive step, it is clear that the targets proposed by our federal and state governments are simply not enough.
More worryingly, they have continued to support massive new fossil fuel projects such as Scarborough Gas Project, a disastrous venture that over its lifetime would release as much as 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 over its lifetime.
The science is clear. If we are to have a reasonable hope of limiting global temperature increase below 1.5C, we must leave fossil fuels in the ground. As UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned, investing in new fossil fuel production and power plants is “moral and economic madness”.
Walyalup Climate Action is uniting under the central message of No New Fossil Fuels. There are other policies we will be promoting so that Australia can progress towards a carbon neutral future fast enough to meaningfully lead global action while protecting Indigenous land and culture, as well as securing dignified work for all. These are:
1. No new coal or gas - Not at Scarborough, not anywhere.
2. A complete and immediate ban on fracking - Protect some of WA's most precious biodiversity and culturally rich environments.
3. Stop all new industry on the Burrup Peninsula - There has already been too much development at Murujuga destroying rock art and threatening marine habitats.
4. A just transition for workers - The biggest emitters make their record profits off the backs of workers and massive public subsidies. As their operations are phased out, we must guarantee pathways to new secure green jobs in the transitions to a sustainable future.
5. New publicly owned renewable energy - Large generators must be publicly owned to ensure a just, inclusive and democratic transition.
6. Increase 2030 carbon reduction targets - 43% is not enough for Australia to make its contribution to keeping warming below 1.5C.
Everyone who supports these proposals is welcome to join us.