Shadow Climate Change Minister, Mark Butler is serious about Labor's response to global warming.
Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) is pleased to be hosting Mark at venues across the country to talk Labor and the climate crisis. Please join us and build the movement within Labor on climate action. We can't do it without you! The first three events in Brisbane (Tuesday Jan 28), Byron Bay (Thursday Jan 30) and Newcastle (Saturday Feb 1) will be followed by more - details soon!
As Labor members and supporters concerned about global warming, we all know that changes to the climate will transform centre left politics over this century.Climate Change threatens to create inequity not yet experienced and catastrophic and unpredictable social and environmental change.
As a party of government we must continue to build a robust response.So over the next months. LEAN is happy to be working with Mark Butler to host conversations across the country toward building an unstoppable movement for addressing climate change.
News: Climate Authority reports
The Climate Change Authority was set up as part of Labor’s Clean Energy Package legislation to provide expert advice on carbon pricing and climate policy. The Climate Change Authority is an independent authority, and it can’t be ordered to follow an agenda set by someone in the Prime Minister’s office. Tony Abbott has shown already he hates accountability, and is trying to abolish the Authority. The Labor team in the Senate is defending the Authority.
Now (27 February 2014), as required under Labor's legislation, the Authority has issued its report on emissions reductions targets and recommended that Australia increase its 2020 and 2050 targets. Labor has committed to responding seriously. The climate emergency demands no less.
Labor stands firm on Climate Change
- Labor Members and Senators defend climate action in Parliament
- See LEAN update: Labor defends its legacy on carbon and LEAN plans for the future
- Other recent website updates
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