Switch off and #Connect2Earth

 

Sign up to switch off at 8.30pm on Saturday, 30 March 2019, and join millions of people in over 190 countries to show the need for stronger climate action. 

 

Earth Hour is more than just lights out - it’s a symbol of our commitment to be part of the solution to climate change.

 

It's never been a more important time to take action for climate change. Based on current government reports, Australia will fail to meet its 2015 Paris Agreement targets. Australia’s emissions have been rising for the past four years, and we will reduce emissions by only 7% by 2030. These targets are not adequate to limit global warming to 2 °C, let alone 1.5 °C.

 

We don't have a moment to lose!

 

This year, show your commitment to protect the planet for future generations by registering for Earth Hour 2019.

 

When you sign up to switch off, an email will be sent on your behalf urging key Australian politicians to take stronger action against climate change and get Australia back on track to meet its Paris Agreement targets and to protect our future. This feature is only available to individual supporters.

 

It's our time to step up and protect our plants and animals to the impacts of climate change. A future for our country without the Great Barrier Reef, or koalas, is unimaginable and inexcusable.

 

By signing up to switch off, you also have the chance to go into the draw to win an Intrepid Travel trip to Western Australia and Ningaloo Reef!

 

Are you representing a school, business or community? 

 

Once registered, you also have the opportunity to pledge your commitment to be part of the solution by adding your logo to our pledge wall and telling us why you’re switching off this year.

 

 
Anemone fish, Steve's bommie, Great Barrier Reef © Mike Ball Dive Expeditions / WWF-Aus

Anemone fish, Steve's bommie, Great Barrier Reef © Mike Ball Dive Expeditions / WWF-Aus

What did Australia promise to do at the Paris Agreement?


Climate change is one of the biggest threats to Australia’s biodiversity. If we do nothing, we could lose at least half of our plants and animals to the impacts of climate change. A future for our country without the Great Barrier Reef, or koalas, is unimaginable and inexcusable.

In signing the 2015 Paris Agreement, Australia committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26% on 2005 levels by 2030. However, the government’s latest report shows Australia is on track to reduce emissions by only 7% by this time. Australia will fail to meet its Paris Agreement targets - and these targets are not adequate to limit global warming to 2 °C, let alone 1.5 °C.

It’s time to get Australia back on track to meet its international climate change commitments. Send a message to our leaders today.

 

Our work on protecting the climate 

 

WWF-Australia works to protect our wildlife and ecosystems, such as marine turtles in the Great Barrier Reef, from catastrophic global warming. We encourage businesses to be part of the solution by reducing pollution in their supply chains and to adopt renewable energy. WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement to raise awareness on climate change and its impact on nature.