The Climate Strike and the Climate Emergency - Where to Next?
We’re facing an existential climate crisis that requires an immediate transition from coal, oil, and gas to 100% renewable energy. Yet we’ve just elected a federal parliament with a bipartisan commitment to fossil fuel extraction that is determined to ignore the climate emergency.
We can’t wait for the next election to take action – and we don’t need to. Millions of adults will join the school climate strikers for the Global #ClimateStrike on September 20, sending a message that business as usual is no longer an option. And momentum is continuing to build behind the climate emergency declaration campaign, with 965 jurisdictions in 18 countries formally recognizing the need for immediate climate mobilization.
To discuss how we can contribute to these campaigns and the climate movement at a local level, join us next month for a forum on “The Climate Strike and the Climate Emergency – Where to Next?”. We’ll hear from local members about the actions we can take as individuals and within community groups in Bayside and Glen Eira to ensure that the climate crisis is addressed with the urgency it deserves.