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To: Sunshine Coast Council

Climate Emergency Declaration

We were successful in having the councillors of Sunshine Coast Council vote unanimously to support a motion recognising we are in a climate emergency that requires urgent and sustained actions to reduce emissions (November 2021). Council's target for net zero emissions is still 2041. However Council has committed to providing progress reports in response to the climate emergency.
A plan for organisation-wide emissions reduction will be presented by mid 2022.
We will continue to work with Council to ensure these commitments are met.

Climate Emergency Declaration

1. Declare a climate emergency, and join more than 100 other jurisdictions across Australia that have already done so, as part of strong climate action
2. Set a target of net zero emissions by 2030 or sooner
3. Directly engage the community in planning to reduce emissions to meet this target

Why is this important?

Council has an important role in providing leadership to build resilience to climate change and support projects that reduce emissions. The Council accepts that climate change is a serious issue and has implemented a number of policies and actions to address this over the last 10 years. However, these don’t go far enough and fast enough to prevent our community being overwhelmed by catastrophic impacts to our natural, built and socio-economic environments.
Council’s target of net zero emissions by 2041 is clearly inadequate. Noosa Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 with a target of net zero emissions by 2026.

Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia

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Updates

2022-04-22 13:26:35 +1000

Petition is successful with 318 signatures

2021-03-02 09:11:52 +1100

100 signatures reached

2021-02-24 16:21:25 +1100

50 signatures reached

2021-02-23 19:39:10 +1100

25 signatures reached

2021-02-23 17:04:14 +1100

10 signatures reached