Wills election climate change Forum: discussing the hot issue
Malcolm Turnbull has now called the election for Saturday July 2nd, 2016. It will be a double dissolution election with both the House of Representatives and the full senate being elected.
Climate Action Moreland has organised a candidates forum with a focus on climate change and sustainability. The candidates will outline their party policy on climate change, with a focus on policies for climate action and sustainability.
Where: Coburg Concert Hall in the Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg
When: Monday, 30 May 7.30pm-9pm
Register on Facebook Events page
Come and meet the Wills Candidates and discuss with them their party policies on climate action.
Zane ALCORN – (Socialist Alliance)
Tristram CHELLEW – (Sex Party)
Will Fulgenzi – (Socialist Equality Party)
Camille KENNEDY-SYDOW – (Animal Justice Party)
Peter KHALIL – (Australian Labor Party)
Dean O’CALLAGHAN – (Independent/Save the Planet)
Samantha RATNAM – (Australian Greens)
Francesco Timpano – (Independent)
Kevin Hong – (Liberal Party of Australia) will not attend, registered an apology
More candidates as they are confirmed
This election is also critical for our future in terms of decisions made on climate action in the next term. While Environment Minister Greg Hunt signed on to the Paris Agreement for Australia, it is with very low climate targets that will actually cook the planet. If the rest of the world set similar targets global warming would be headed for 4 to 5 degrees by the end of the century.
This comes as the Great Barrier Reef has experienced it’s worst coral bleaching on record, with scientists saying this is due to climate change warming of the oceans rather than this year’s El Nino. It is not only the Great Barrier Reef, but also Western Australia’s Kimberley Coast and Christmas Island that have suffered massive coral bleaching.
The outlook for saving the coral reef ecosystems is bleak, according to David Spratt, even with the most ambitious 1.5C decarbonisation pathways.