Notice: Climate Action Blue Mountains is no longer an incorporated association, as of 1 April 2016. The committee took the difficult decision in 2015 to disband the formal organisation and pursue local climate action initiatives through other existing bodies, in particular the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. We encourage all existing supporters and interested individuals to join with the Consveration Society, Transition Blue Mountains and other local groups to pursue local action for a safe climate. We plan to maintain our Facebook page as a means of sharing information and promoting local climate action initiatives.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Climate Action BM (aka Katoomba Climate Action Now) over the years and helped make our campaigns, initiatives and events a success.

Thank you for your understanding.

Political Action

We believe our political representatives have a responsibility to take urgent action on climate change. We support legislation that cuts Australia”s carbon pollution, supports clean renewable energy, transitions away from fossil fuels and fulfils our obligations to help poorer nations adapt to climate impacts and pay for low-carbon technology.

Katoomba Area Climate Action Now engages in lobbying and pressures local politicians on these issues and more, representing our members and the majority of Blue Mountains residents who want action on climate change.

We broadly support the recently announced “Clean Energy Future” package agreed by Labor, the Greens and Independents that includes putting a price on carbon pollution, establishing a $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation and investigating how a 100% renewable energy grid could work. We recognise that much more needs to be done and that this must be a platform for further action. In particular, the starting price for the carbon tax of $23 is too low to drive the rapid transformation of the economy we need and we are disappointed at the level of handouts to big polluting companies.

Read about recent political actions and analysis: click here.

 

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