Curtin Climate Change & Health Forum
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May 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pmFree
Monday 2nd May 7pm (Perth time), 9pm (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne time).
Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) call for an ambitious national plan to cut climate pollution (emissions) this decade to protect health, with strong, science-based targets, and a rapid transition to renewables and away from fossil fuels. In addition, they want strong laws to prevent further deforestation and biodiversity loss.
For the health sector, climate change is a public health crisis requiring our urgent attention.
For faith-based groups climate change also has a moral and spiritual dimension with a responsibility to protect nature and those most marginalized who will be most affected from its impacts.
A recent survey has found that 69% of residents in Curtin believe that greater action on climate change will strengthen the economy while 67% believe benefits they receive from action outweigh any costs.
If you want to know where the Liberal MP Celia Hammond, Independent candidate Kate Chaney, Greens candidate Cameron Pidgeon and Labor candidate Yannick Spencer stand on these issues, join us for this online event to find out and ask questions of the candidates.
With the most recent IPPCC report calling for deep and urgent cuts to emissions, there has never been a more critical time for Australia to address climate change.