The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is promoting a letter-writing campaign to the Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek, asking her to stop approving new coal and gas projects.
The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is being reviewed right now and the findings of the review are being made public in early December. The purpose of the campaign is to help to ensure that climate impacts a key consideration in the Act.
Please send a pen-and-paper letter to Minister Tanya Plibersek in your own words and identify yourself as a person of faith. This is more effective than an email and very much more effective than signing a form letter.
More information may be obtained from this webpage: https://www.arrcc.org.au/epbc_act
but our basic ‘asks’ are that Minister Plibersek should:
- Put a pause on all approvals of new coal and gas projects until the review of the EPBC Act is completed as promised.
- Put climate impacts at the heart of the Act by making addressing this issue one of its Objects.
- Ensure that the full climate impacts of projects are included as factors to be considered in the assessment of projects.
- Expedite the review and/or allow public scrutiny of details of its progress.
Address your letter to:
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Canberra ACT 2600