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Statement on National Day of Climate Action

The Australian Greens National Conference has unanimously thrown its support behind the National Day of Climate Action and reiterated its commitment to defending Australia’s price on pollution.

Greens Leader Christine Milne has welcomed the strong public statement:

“The Australian Greens will not blink. We will take a strong stand against Tony Abbott. We will not equivocate,” Senator Milne said.

PROPOSAL: That the National Conference make the following public statement.

The Australian Greens National Conference:

1. Fully supports the National Day of Climate Action and the campaign to defend Australia’s price on pollution

2. Condemns Tony Abbott’s failure to send a representative of his government to international climate talks in Warsaw this week where the rest of the world is discussing how to drive stronger and faster action to tackle global warming.

3. Condemns Tony Abbott’s reckless attempts to roll back action on global warming by repealing the Clean Energy Package that is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

4. Calls on the Abbott Government to accept the science of global warming and cut Australia’s climate pollution accordingly.

<Accepted by consensus.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne

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  1. Susan Bowes

    November 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Why do the Greens not mention population growth when speaking about climate change?

    Population is the critical issue suppressed by all federal parliamentary parties and much of the mainstream media.

    Population growth multiplies all environmental impact. Until we get serious on numbers, our behavioural changes are undermined, and we are chasing our tails on sustainability. Yet the Greens shy away from the issue and comply with policies that increase our population by over 1 million people every 3 years – the size of Adelaide!

    Anyone who voted for the Greens at the last election has voted for continued population growth – and higher carbon emissions! Few people would dispute that high population growth has had devastating consequences for our native vegetation, wildlife and overall diversity.

    The world has three environmental crises – overpopulation, loss of biodiversity and scarcity of water resources – which would still be there if a technological fix to global warming were found tomorrow. http://www.PopulationParty.org.au

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