Lobby for action over ‘climate change crisis’

CANTERBURY Bankstown Council has joined a call for Federal and State politicians and Premier Gladys Berejiklian to acknowledge there is a climate emergency and “urgent action is needed to address the crisis”.

The move follows a motion by Cr Linda Eisler who says there is a groundswell of people wanting climate change action, especially young people, who “are calling for a global climate strike to tell politicians to take their future serious and treat climate change for what it is – a crisis”.
“As I care for my granddaughter, it becomes more certain the world she will become an adult in will be changing rapidly,” Ms Eisler said.
“We need to do everything we can to reduce the destructive impact that climate change will have on our planet. We need to leave a healthy planet for our grandchildren.”
The council has also agreed to push for measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement (promising to reduce emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030), as well as encouraging residents to take part in the ‘Climate Strike’ at Sydney Domain on Friday, September 20, 12-2pm.
In Canterbury-Bankstown, the council is investing in renewable energy, electric vehicles, reducing waste, supporting residents’ access to renewable energy through the Our Energy Future initiative and working with metropolitan councils on the Resilience Sydney Strategy.