Join the movement for stronger action on climate change

 

Australia is home to some of the world’s most iconic and breathtaking natural landscapes and wildlife. But climate change is putting all this at risk.

To protect our unique species and their habitats, we need Australia to step up now and take stronger action on the promise we made at the 2015 Paris Agreement. The latest government data shows that Australia will miss its 2030 targets. We risk losing our beautiful natural heritage - forever.

To have the best chance at protecting our beautiful landscapes and wildlife, we need the Australian government to triple its target to reduce emissions.

To support this call for stronger climate action, save the date to switch off and #Connect2Earth this Earth Hour.

 

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.