April 11, 2019

Climate Election called

Election Result will determine Australia’s future in a warming world

Thursday, April 11, 2019: The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has called the election for May 18. Following the hottest summer on record, with devastating heatwaves, bushfires and drought the people of Australia have ensured that action on climate change remains a major focus of this election.

“Our politicians have five weeks to act. All candidates need to stand up for real climate action: stopping the Adani coal mine, no new fossil fuel projects, and a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030,” stated Glen Klatovsky, CEO of 350 Australia.

“Our nation has just five weeks to make sure that this is the federal election that will see policy commitments to keep global warming under #1point5 degrees, the level prescribed by climate scientists around the world.”

The 350 community has already had a massive start to 2019, with on-the-ground campaigning since January focused on making this the climate change election.

So far we have helped organise 20 public forums focused on the science and policies required for a 1.5 degree warming world and over 50 screenings of our film, Accelerate, in communities around the country. We held huge #BreakingGround events in Brisbane and Rockhampton where 500 people heard the stories of the impacts of climate change on our Pacific Island neighbours. And we have trained scores of volunteers around the country in preparation for the election.

350 Australia many more activities planned in the campaign’s final weeks, including candidate meetings, door knocks, and youth voter enrollments.

“In fact tonight we are holding a community event in Bankstown in the electorate of Blaxland called the Voices of Western Sydney: Climate Assembly! Followed by events around the country. The people of Australia demand action on climate change from our next federal government,” concluded Mr Klatovsky.

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Glen Klatovsky, CEO, 350 Australia on 0410 482243

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