Our campaign to embrace Australia's land carbon opportunity.
Australia has an incredible land carbon opportunity in front of us. We can can protect our native forests, restore our landscapes, expand our plantation base and create thousands of jobs in the regions.
We need a national strategy to guide this important work, and we need to move urgently - to 100% plantation timber and an end to broadscale land clearing before the next federal election.
About a quarter of global emissions currently comes from land use, deforestation, and agriculture - this sector is a big challenge. But it can become a big solution.
The only proven carbon capture and storage technology we have available today is photosynthesis. Achieving global net-zero emissions by 2050, and negative emissions beyond then will require significant nature-based carbon drawdown and storage.
Just as Australia can be a clean energy superpower, we can be a global leader in land carbon and restoration.
Doing so will have immense co-benefits for biodiversity and create thousands of decent jobs in regional communities.
LEAN took this to the Labor National Conference in August 2023 and won big, for climate, for nature and for real sustainable regional jobs.
Read the working text for LEAN's proposed amendments to the National Policy Platform.
Read the Labor platform amendments as passed.
There is more to do and the voice of the members will continue to be important. If your branch is yet to consider the motion, then, its still important. Get It On, Bang a Gong, Get It On.
Thank you to all of you around Australia who have supported us. We will be in touch shortly about next steps.
Learn more and support LEAN's campaign:
What can you do?
- Pass the motion at your local Labor branch.
- Make sure you notify LEAN at [email protected]
- Email the key Ministers & decision makers below expressing your support:
- Prime Minister Anthony Albanese: pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm
- Minister for Environment & Water, Tanya Plibersek: [email protected]
- Minister for Climate Change & Energy, Chris Bowen: [email protected]
- Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry, Murray Watt: [email protected]
- Minister for Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Ed Husic: [email protected]
If you want to know more, or discuss how you can get involved, email [email protected]
Branches around Australia - in urban and regional areas alike - have passed the motion, from Bega to Bondi; from Cairns to Caulfield; from Albany to Adelaide,; from Gippsland to Granville. The branch count on this site will be updated regularly. With National Conference now done, 370 Australian Labor branches and units have passed the motion, with more still reporting in.
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