District Council of Robe: Declare a climate emergency

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Our local economy, based on viticulture, agriculture, fishing, farming and tourism in the main, will suffer greatly should global warming reach the 2 degree mark. We are already at 1 degree over pre-industrial levels as of 2015.

If we don't have the micro climate we need to make our world famous wines, if the seas are too warm for fish to survive, if the forest is burning around us and the rain becomes unpredictable, our economy will shrink, jobs will be lost and, families will face hardship. 

This is why we are calling on the District Council of Robe to declare a climate emergency. 

More than 60 per cent of Australians agree with the sentiment that "Global warming is a serious and pressing problem." The UK became the first country in the world to declare a national climate emergency in May 2019. Here in Australia, it was Darebin Council in Melbourne who became the first council in the world to recognize the climate emergency in December 2016.

We have just 12 years to drastically reduce emissions, lest our world warm to the point where humans face an existential threat.  We cannot wait until the next Federal election. We need all action at all levels of government starting now.

We're calling on all our local councils to respect the will of the people and embrace climate action. We request that you declare a climate emergency. 

This would demonstrate a concrete commitment, a willingness to stand together and fight to prevent the largest threat of our times.

Please, sign and share this petition and help send a strong message:

Save us from a climate crisis, before it’s too late. Declare a climate emergency, today.