Act on Climate Update: Crunch Time for Climate Targets

It's crunch time for our long-standing campaign for science-based Emissions Reduction Targets in Victoria.

The Andrews government's decision is just weeks away and time is running out to make the case for keeping global warming below 1.5°C.

The summer bushfires and the impact they’ve had on communities, first responders, wildlife and the natural world has shown what’s at stake if we fail to tackle the climate crisis.

And that awareness inspired us to ramp things up in February.  

Over the last month, we...


With less than four weeks left to influence Premier Dan Andrews’ thinking on state Emissions Reduction Targets, we have to take the same level of effort to the campaign in March.

And that’s EXACTLY what we intend to do!

WEEK OF ACTION FOR VICTORIAN CLIMATE LEADERSHIP, MARCH 17-24:

Now's the time for the community to raise its voice. We're calling on all Act on Climate supporters, community climate champions, and allies in the movement to join us in a Week of Action for Victorian Climate Leadership.

We need to see actions occur all across the state to: 

  • Demonstrate the community's commitment to Victorian climate leadership.
  • Put the Climate Blockers (fossil fuel companies, lobbyists, and boosters) on the back foot.
  • Highlight the communities, wildlife, and the natural world on the frontline of climate impacts.
  • Show solidarity with allies in the climate movement.


Will you step up and organise your own action?

It could be anything from a letter writing session or phoning your local MP to a banner drop or other creative action.

Please email leigh.ewbank@foe.org.au and anna.langford@foe.org.au to register your action so we can get the word out to supporters in your area.


GET SH*T DONE: ACTION PLANNING & SKILLS SHARE, MARCH 10 & 14:

Want to join the Week of Action but don't know where to start?...

Friends of the Earth Melbourne will run a special creative action planning & skills share session for community members who want to join the final push.

Attendees will get an introduction to story-based strategy, brainstorm tactics, plan an action, learn how to secure media and document actions on social media, and more. No prior knowledge or experience needed. Just a passion for community and climate justice.  

Click here for more info and to book a spot.

Our friends in rural and regional towns are invited to join us for an hour-long webinar on Tuesday 10 March at 6pm.

Click here to register and stand by for instructions for how to join us online.

100 LAPS FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP, MARCH 17:

On Tuesday 17 March, the Act on Climate collective will kick off the Week of Action by cycling 100 laps of State Parliament House, notching up over 100km travelled while towing the "<1.5°C" messaging.

The action will demonstrate the community's commitment to climate action and put the "<1.5C" message on the radar as the Andrews government makes its final decision. 

Will you show your commitment by making a donation or joining the relay team for a few laps?


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friends of the Earth and the climate movement is hitting the ground running in 2020. We'd love to see you at the following events in March:


And remember, you're always welcome to join us for weekly Act on Climate meetings at Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith St in Collingwood (Mondays at 6pm). 

That's all from us for now. See you on the campaign trail...

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