Climate Future has prepared a Campaign Strategy as a guide to carrying out its work.
The main aims of the campaign are based on the need for education of the community about the coming impacts and for urgent action to reduce emissions by all levels of government.
Even if we take drastic action to reduce emissions the impacts that are already locked in will be deep and irresistable. So Climate Future will be working to encourage Federal, State and Local Government to accept that changes are inevitable and to plan ahead for the impacts. Discouraging development of threatened land and ensuring infrastructure is located in the best positions is important in maintaining resilience to the coming changes.
An urgent and ambitious approach to reducing emissions of green house gases is critical if we are to keep global temperature to the internationally agreed 2 degrees rise. To meet this target, global emissions have to stop rising immediately and reduce rapidly. Climate Future will be working towards replacement of our coal fired power stations with renewable energy such as wind, solar thermal, photovoltaic (PV), geothermal power, etc. These new power systems need to be industrial scale to enable us to shut down the coal/gas/oil that are ruining our planet for future generations.
The most effective and economic manner of reducing our emissions is to introduce a broad based and equitable tax and dividend system or a cap and trade system for green house gas emissions. Climate Future will be asking our politicians to support such a policy at all levels of government.
This issue is an ethical and moral issue. If we do not respond to this challenge, our descendants will rightly condemn us for our criminal negligence.
To read the full Climate Future Campaign Strategy download: cf-campaign_strategy-20100723(PDF 353Kb)