NT Climate Discussion Paper Submissions Due November 30th
The release of the latest IPPC report in October is our strongest call to act on climate change yet, with scientists saying we have just 12 years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
Here in the NT, an important process we can all contribute to is the NT Climate Change Discussion Paper, which has been released and is open for public comment until 30th November.
The NT does not currently have a Climate Policy, NT emissions have risen 28% over the last ten years and could rise by over 200% if fracking goes ahead.
Whilst ALEC welcomes the NT Climate Discussion Paper, we have serious concerns that the paper downplays the urgency of the situation and the role of government in leading climate action.
We urge community members to advocate for meaningful climate action by making a submission.
The Environment Centre NT has engaged Climate Scientist Ellin Lede to provide support materials for submissions to the discussion paper that include the best available scientific evidence.
Check out ALEC's Discussion Paper Submission Brief for some key points.
If you are short on time do the online survey, however note the questions are framed in a particular way and provide multiple choice answers - make sure you use the comments box to make your points.
Otherwise download the survey, or make a direct submission.
Email your submission to DCM.EconomicEnvironmentPolicy@nt.gov.au
There’s one simple critical takeaway point from the IPCC report: we need to cut carbon pollution as much as possible, as fast as possible, and the Northern Territory must do its part.
Please contact ALEC firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need help with a submission.