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Climate Action Darwin update

Rise for the Climate

September was a busy month for the Climate Action Darwin, kicking off with the Rise for the Climate march on September 8. Over one hundred people came to stand up for the future of our climate. Banners shouting ‘Solar is Boundless Possible’, ‘Don’t Be a Fossil Fool’, ‘Break the Leadership Drought’, ‘No Fracking’ and ‘We Are All In This Together’; sent the message loud and clear to our representatives in parliament that the community wants to see more action to urgently phase out fossil fuels and instead harness the incredible potential of renewable energy in the NT. It was a fantastic positive event with local live music and expert guest speakers. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the event happen and to everybody who came along to have their say for the future of the climate. 

See our Facebook page for photos and videos of the event.

 

The Climate Emergency is here: 1.5degrees = No Fossil Fuels

This week the IPCC released a shocking and damning special report revealing that the world is now on a trajectory to experience exponentially worse climate impacts from more global warming, unless we stop burning fossil fuels, switch to renewable energies and enact strategies to draw down the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Read the Summary Report here: http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf

 

Take action by delivering a copy of the report to your local MP.

 

Find out how https://350.org.au/1-5c-no-fossil-fuels/

NT Climate Change Strategy

The Northern Territory Government has finally released its much-anticipated Discussion Paper toward its Climate Change Strategy. We welcome the release of the paper and this opportunity for the NT community to input into a climate change strategy. Climate Action Darwin will be drafting a submission which it will make available to Environment Centre NT members. You have 6 weeks to have your say on what you think should be included in the NT’s Climate Change Strategy. Some points you may like to include are:

 

-A 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures is completely unacceptable given the consequences of climate change already happening in the NT including a massive rise in sea level, acidification of the ocean, more extreme hot days, more frequent heat waves and more extreme storms and cyclones.

 

-Therefore the predicted 200%+ rise in the NT’s climate pollution as a result of gas development must be avoided wherever possible by favouring clean energy generation and transport options over burning fossil fuels. This in turn opens up opportunities to create new, cleaner industries in the NT which support climate action.

 

-Support for a net zero carbon emissions target for the NT

 

-Support for the NT to become a leader in the research, development and uptake of solar energy technologies.

 

-Support for Indigenous ranger groups, which are at the frontline of land management activities to reduce our emissions from hot savanna fires.

 

-Recognising the NT’s wealth of Indigenous knowledge and culture in responding to climate change.

 

-Recognising that future generations of Territorians have a right to a safe climate.

 

-Recognising that remote Indigenous communities of the NT are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

 

-Recognising that climate change requires a whole of government response informed by the latest and best available science.

 

-Recognising that climate change affects every industry sector in the NT, so that therefore responses to climate change must be embedded in the economic fabric of the NT.

 

 

A detailed submission guide will be made available soon.

 

The link to the ‘Have you Say’ page and the discussion paper is here https://haveyoursay.nt.gov.au/climatechange

NT Climate Response Statement

On the 25th September, the NT Climate Response Statement was presented to the Northern Territory Government by Environment Centre NT and the Arid Lands Environment Centre. Wendy Morton, Executive Director of Northern Territory Council of Social Service, and Eytan Lenko, Director at Beyond Zero Emissions, co-presented the statement on the steps of Darwin Parliament House.

 

36 organisations and scientists signed on to the NT Climate Response Statement, urging the Northern Territory Government to adopt a climate policy of net zero emissions by 2050.

 

All other Australian states and territories have climate policies/legislation and have committed to net zero emissions by 2050, except for Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

A number of indigenous, health and social service organisations have signed the NT Climate Statement, acknowledging the impacts of climate change and the pressure it will put on already stretched resources for health and social welfare.

 

A comprehensive climate policy is urgently needed to outline how the Northern Territory will reduce emissions, provide certainty for business and the economy, and to provide planning for how urban and remote NT communities will adjust to a warming world.

 

As the rest of the world takes action, it is unacceptable that Northern Territory emissions continue to rise, and will rise significantly with continued government investment in gas. There are benefits for taking action on climate change. South Australia, Queensland and Victoria are all attracting large scale investment in renewable energy and the NT appears to be missing out on these opportunities.

 

We urge all our supporters to sign the NT Climate Petition asking the NT Government to develop a climate policy that has emission reduction targets.

 

Sign the Petition here: http://ecnt.org.au/sign-the-nt-climate-petition/

Climathon

Rather than holding an event this month, we will be attending the Climathon this month from 29-30 October. Come along and be a part of the solution to climate change.

 

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/578117679272194/

Join our mailing list

 To receive monthly updates from Climate Action Darwin, please follow the link.

Climate Action Darwin update

Rise for the Climate

September was a busy month for the Climate Action Darwin, kicking off with the Rise for the Climate march on September 8. Over one hundred people came to stand up for the future of our climate. Banners shouting ‘Solar is Boundless Possible’, ‘Don’t Be a Fossil Fool’, ‘Break the Leadership Drought’, ‘No Fracking’ and ‘We Are All In This Together’; sent the message loud and clear to our representatives in parliament that the community wants to see more action to urgently phase out fossil fuels and instead harness the incredible potential of renewable energy in the NT. It was a fantastic positive event with local live music and expert guest speakers. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the event happen and to everybody who came along to have their say for the future of the climate. 

See our Facebook page for photos and videos of the event.

 

The Climate Emergency is here: 1.5degrees = No Fossil Fuels

This week the IPCC released a shocking and damning special report revealing that the world is now on a trajectory to experience exponentially worse climate impacts from more global warming, unless we stop burning fossil fuels, switch to renewable energies and enact strategies to draw down the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Read the Summary Report here: http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf

 

Take action by delivering a copy of the report to your local MP.

 

Find out how https://350.org.au/1-5c-no-fossil-fuels/

NT Climate Change Strategy

The Northern Territory Government has finally released its much-anticipated Discussion Paper toward its Climate Change Strategy. We welcome the release of the paper and this opportunity for the NT community to input into a climate change strategy. Climate Action Darwin will be drafting a submission which it will make available to Environment Centre NT members. You have 6 weeks to have your say on what you think should be included in the NT’s Climate Change Strategy. Some points you may like to include are:

 

-A 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures is completely unacceptable given the consequences of climate change already happening in the NT including a massive rise in sea level, acidification of the ocean, more extreme hot days, more frequent heat waves and more extreme storms and cyclones.

 

-Therefore the predicted 200%+ rise in the NT’s climate pollution as a result of gas development must be avoided wherever possible by favouring clean energy generation and transport options over burning fossil fuels. This in turn opens up opportunities to create new, cleaner industries in the NT which support climate action.

 

-Support for a net zero carbon emissions target for the NT

 

-Support for the NT to become a leader in the research, development and uptake of solar energy technologies.

 

-Support for Indigenous ranger groups, which are at the frontline of land management activities to reduce our emissions from hot savanna fires.

 

-Recognising the NT’s wealth of Indigenous knowledge and culture in responding to climate change.

 

-Recognising that future generations of Territorians have a right to a safe climate.

 

-Recognising that remote Indigenous communities of the NT are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

 

-Recognising that climate change requires a whole of government response informed by the latest and best available science.

 

-Recognising that climate change affects every industry sector in the NT, so that therefore responses to climate change must be embedded in the economic fabric of the NT.

 

 

A detailed submission guide will be made available soon.

 

The link to the ‘Have you Say’ page and the discussion paper is here https://haveyoursay.nt.gov.au/climatechange

NT Climate Response Statement

On the 25th September, the NT Climate Response Statement was presented to the Northern Territory Government by Environment Centre NT and the Arid Lands Environment Centre. Wendy Morton, Executive Director of Northern Territory Council of Social Service, and Eytan Lenko, Director at Beyond Zero Emissions, co-presented the statement on the steps of Darwin Parliament House.

 

36 organisations and scientists signed on to the NT Climate Response Statement, urging the Northern Territory Government to adopt a climate policy of net zero emissions by 2050.

 

All other Australian states and territories have climate policies/legislation and have committed to net zero emissions by 2050, except for Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

A number of indigenous, health and social service organisations have signed the NT Climate Statement, acknowledging the impacts of climate change and the pressure it will put on already stretched resources for health and social welfare.

 

A comprehensive climate policy is urgently needed to outline how the Northern Territory will reduce emissions, provide certainty for business and the economy, and to provide planning for how urban and remote NT communities will adjust to a warming world.

 

As the rest of the world takes action, it is unacceptable that Northern Territory emissions continue to rise, and will rise significantly with continued government investment in gas. There are benefits for taking action on climate change. South Australia, Queensland and Victoria are all attracting large scale investment in renewable energy and the NT appears to be missing out on these opportunities.

 

We urge all our supporters to sign the NT Climate Petition asking the NT Government to develop a climate policy that has emission reduction targets.

 

Sign the Petition here: http://ecnt.org.au/sign-the-nt-climate-petition/

Climathon

Rather than holding an event this month, we will be attending the Climathon this month from 29-30 October. Come along and be a part of the solution to climate change.

 

Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/578117679272194/

Join our mailing list

 To receive monthly updates from Climate Action Darwin, please follow the link.