Independent Member for Warringah is about to introduce a bill that would set out a clear, step by step framework for reaching zero net emissions by 2050.
Of course we need this!
Here’s what it does:
The Bill sets out a clear framework for national plans to be put in place and updated by the Australian Government, and for progress to be rigorously monitored and reported.
- a positive response to the challenges of climate change that is transparent and effective, and that pursues new opportunities, generational equity and just transitions
- national plans for adapting to a changing climate, so that the different parts of our continent and economy can respond positively to changing physical conditions and international policies
- national plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to meet emissions reduction targets that align with scientific imperatives and State government and international commitments, and
- transparent monitoring, reporting and accountability for national adaptation planning and emission reduction actions, with an independent Climate Change Commission (CCC) to advise Government and Parliament
Read more – here for the overview and here for the bill itself.
And, by the way, 21 countries have already put legislation in place for national climate change frameworks, some years ago:
France, Peru, Paraguay, Pakistan, New Zealand, Denmark, UK, South Korea, Mexico, Norway, Iceland, Philippines, Austria, Kenya, Sweden, Papua New Guinea, Finland, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Germany