6 June 2017

Three-level Climate Emergency Declaration petition (cedamia)

Call on ALL levels of government to do what is now necessary

Signature count details here.

Sign the petition! Enter your details in the form below.

NOTE: Please sign this three-level of government petition even if you have already signed our earlier Petition with Actions Data to the federal parliament. You won’t be double-counted in the national count but you will help build the signature count to other levels of government.

Things to do

• Encourage everyone you know to sign this petition.
• Share this Facebook post.
• Post this Tweet on Twitter.
• Share Ian Dunlop’s video presentation if your friends don’t realise why emergency action is necessary.
• See a broad-stroke picture of what a Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation might look like here.
• Download and print the hardcopy petition and collect signatures. See Collect petition signatures.
• Carry Climate Emergency Declaration placards at rallies and public events.

National government

• Talk to your federal MPs and Senators, and ask for a Statement of Support.
— See Talk to MPs

State/Territory governments

• Talk to your state/territory MPs and upper-house members, and ask for a Statement of Support.
— See Talk to MPs
• Sign the No More Bad Investments petition to the SA government. Everyone can sign! Local climate-related decisions affect everyone.
• Ask your local climate group to launch either a Climate Emergency Declaration petition or a No More Bad Investments petition for your own state or territory.
— See Start your own petition (click link then scroll down to see)

Local councils

• Talk to your local Councillors or to council candidates prior to council elections and ask for a Statement of Support.
— See Talk to your local Councillors
• Find out more about the huge role local councils can play here.

Households and individuals

Government-led resource mobilisation is only half of the solution. The other half is what you and I do. Individuals and community groups are already taking initiative and using their own resources to restore a safe climate.

Inspire others to do their bit! Answer a few quick questions in the form below to show everyone how many people are already taking climate action.

The chart below shows what others who have signed either the 3-levels of government petition (above) or the federal petition with actions data have reported so far:

*: The ‘Promote CED campaign’ action only has a few results so far because it is a recent addition to this list of actions.

Nine simple actions for reducing carbon emissions

• Minimise transport emissions
For example, walk, ride, take public transport, use an electric vehicle, avoid air travel. Instead, use video conferencing, skype for business, etc, whenever possible.

• Put your money into renewable energy
Invest in renewable energy, or donate to community solar projects – see lists of investment and donation opportunities at www.corenafund.org.au.

• Divest – Move your money out of fossil fuels
For banks see www.marketforces.org.au, for superannuation see www.superswitch.org.au.

• Power your house with clean energy
Install solar if you can, or buy renewables-friendly electricity. Disconnect from gas – see www.greenelectricityguide.org.au.

• Be a conscious consumer
For example, buy only what you need, and buy things that last. Recycle. Upcycle.

• Plant trees
For drawing down excess carbon in the atmosphere. For example Earth Day, Trees for Life

• Eat less meat
For example, meat-free days, vegetarian, vegan

• Make your house energy efficient
See www.energyfreedom.com.au

• Promote the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign. This might ultimately prove to be the THE most important climate action you can take since governments have the power and resources to make the big changes we need.