Advocacy

Click here for our letter to the 31st Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, congratulating him on his election and welcoming his emphasis on the urgency of addressing climate change at the Quad meeting in Tokyo. We also welcomed Foreign Minister Senator Penny Wong's restatement of Australia's commitment to the Boe Declaration of 2018 and the steps the government of Australia will take to meet the challenge of climate change in the Pacific.

Click here for our joint letter with four other professional and former professional groups to the incoming Prime Minister of Australia, calling on the incoming government to make climate change its top priority.

Click here for a reply sent on behalf of the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, to to our letter of 31 October 2021. This reply was received nearly FIVE MONTHS after our letter was sent.

Click here for our policy framework, A Climate-Focused Foreign Policy for Australia.

Click here for our reply dated 31 October 2021, to the PM’s letter. In this letter we recommended that that the government immediately commence a thorough review of Australia’s foreign, trade and development policies and adjust them to support the goal of net zero emissions by 2050. We also expressed our serious concerns that the government had not committed to stronger emissions cuts by 2030 and urged the government to “make rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, matching and even beating the commitments made by our OECD partners”.

Click here for the Prime Minister’s reply dated 15 Oct 2021, to our letter of 26 Sep 2021.

Click here for our letter dated 26 Sep 2021 to the Prime Minister and senior cabinet ministers in which we urged the government to adopt a policy of Net Zero Emissions by 2050, and stronger commitments on GHG emission reductions by 2030, in advance of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow.