Arowana pledges support for the Climate Act in Australia

The Arowana logo appeared alongside 70 other B Corps in the newspapers this week, as we publicly declared our support for the Climate Act.

The Climate Act is a proposed law that will ensure the long-term safety, security, and prosperity of Australia by achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Zali Steggall, OAM MP, introduced it to Parliament on Monday, 9th November 2020. This Act would ensure that Australia has a clear and positive national response to the challenges of climate change. That is what a large and growing majority of Australians call for, and what Australia needs.

In putting the bill forward, Zali Stegall noted: “The impacts of climate change represent the greatest threat to our national security, our economy, our health, and our environment. But if we implement an effective plan now, we can create a safe and prosperous future for ourselves and our children.”

The Climate Act will make certain that Australia has:

  • A Net Zero emissions target by 2050, getting there through emissions reduction plans and emissions budgets
  • Risk assessments and adaptation plans, so that the different parts of our continent and economy know the risks of climate change and can prepare for them
  • Technology-readiness assessment, so that we know the existing and emerging ways we can reduce emissions, with the least risk and cost
  • An independent advisory commission (IAC) that can advise the Government, transparently and independently, on our national needs and plans.

In putting this law in place, Australia will be amongst several other countries with effective climate laws in place, including the UK, Germany, France, and New Zealand. Pledge your support here and join us in safeguarding Australia for all.