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There is a sunny future ahead for workers and their communities in the renewable export industry, but it will only ever remain on the horizon unless Australia acts now.
A 43 per cent emissions reduction target is just the beginning – unions will work with government, business, and climate organisations to ensure Australia becomes a renewables superpower with good, secure union jobs and makes a strong contribution to a safer climate.
Australia has lost lives and precious time due to Morrison Government inaction. He has left workers behind.
That is why Australian union members are stepping up and taking action to fight for secure jobs and a safe climate.
The Morrison Government’s Plan for Australia to reach net zero emissions by 2050, released this week, has been widely criticised domestically and internationally, for it highlights that the Morrison Government is not simply passive or inactive in the face of climate change; it is actively pursuing and facilitating it, and is happy to sacrifice lives, the environment, and the economy in the pursuit of short-term political gain, writes Lauren Piko.
On Thurs 14 October, Australian Unions, and ACF, WWF-Australia, and BCA released a new report, Sunshot: Australia’s opportunity to create 395,000 clean export jobs. This report charts a path for the country through the global transition to net-zero that delivers hundreds of thousands of new jobs. The report finds that Australia’s largest clean export opportunities…
Scott Morrison’s refusal to commit to ambitious emission targets will not be welcomed by G7 world leaders, writes Mark Wakeham
School students around the country went on strike for the climate today. We talked to a young activist about why they joined the protest.
Our international partners are getting on with transitioning to a zero-carbon economy, showing climate transition can go hand in hand with job creation, but the Morrison government continue to make excuses for their inaction.