Lobbying local governments and institutions to declare a climate emergency and divest from fossil fuels
We have developed a Climate Emergency Action Plan that outlines our plans to address the climate emergency.
We want our politicians, of all parties and at all levels, to acknowledge that we are in a climate emergency and that they must show real leadership by committing to reductions in greenhouse emissions both in Australia and internationally.
SCEC is part of the Urgent Climate Action Network Sunshine Coast (UCANSC) who successfully campaigned to get the Sunshine Coast Council to acknowledge the climate emergency in November 2021. The network consists of 12 organisations and individuals that are working on local climate action initiatives.
To prevent warming beyond 1.5°C, we need to reduce emissions by 7.6% every year from this year to 2030. This means that urgent action is required now. To find out more about the climate emergency declaration and what it means click here.
What is divestment and why is it important? Find out more here.
SCEC is proud to partner with WA startup ClimateClever to help support the community to take action on climate change and lower energy and water bills. SCEC receives anonymised data from all homes and schools that sign up to the program on the Sunshine Coast, this data will be used to track the communities progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and will assist in developing initiatives to further reduce emissions.