WWF is urging Australians to participate in Earth Hour 2019 and switch off their lights for one hour to show their support for Australia to get back on track to meeting its international climate change commitments.

In signing the 2015 Paris Agreement, Australia committed to reducing 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.

Earth Hour is also an opportunity for Australians to call for urgent action to halt biodiversity loss. Globally, species have declined by 13% per annum since 1970. In Australia, the situation is worse with iconic species such as the koala declining by 21%.

WWF began Earth Hour in Sydney in 2007 and each year thousands of Australians and businesses show their commitment to our environment by turning off their lights.

Last year, a record 18,000 landmarks in 7,000 cities around the world participated as part of their activities to call for action to reduce the causes of climate change.

Time and date: Saturday, 30 March 2019 at 8:30 pm local time

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Earth Hour is WWF initiative. For general media enquiries about Australia’s climate change commitments and biodiversity challenges, contact: WWF’s media manager David Crisante | David.crisante@wwf.org.au | 0428 391 735