“Beyond Zero Emissions submits that the Australian Government should commit to clear, long term climate change policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, and then reduces atmospheric greenhouse gases to pre-industrial levels.
In 2017 there is demonstrable evidence that our climate system is warming: sea level rises, global temperature rises, warming oceans, shrinking ice-sheets, extreme events, ocean acidification and decreased snow cover.
We agree with the Australian Government’s statement “Climate change is a global issue that requires international action.” To play its part, Australia must achieve its COP21 targets, and commit to new policies and targets that drive a rapid decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy.”
- 5 May 2017
- to the Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies
- by the Australian Government: Department of the Environment and Energy
The Government Review Website:
- see all the submissions to the review, and
- read the resulting discussion paper