AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT wants 100% renewable energy by 2020

The Australian Climate Action Summit in Canberra, Australia, 31 January – 2 February 2009, involved over 140 community Climate Action Groups (CAGs) - ranging from local community  groups such as the extremely active Melbourne-based Yarra Valley Climate Action Group (YVCAG: see: ) to the vigorous and catalytic Victoria-based Climate Emergency Network umbrella organization (see: ) -   and resolved to campaign nationally for 100% renewable energy by 2020, for a goal of 300ppm CO2 in the atmosphere and against the pro-coal Australian Government carbon Trading ETS that will increase Australia’s huge Domestic and Exported carbon pollution (while being called a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, or CPRS) (see Greenlivingpedia: ).

According to Greenlivingpedia, 2009: “The united Community Climate Action Groups will campaign for outcomes on these objectives: Prevent the CPRS [Australia’s proposed pro-coal Carbon Trading Emissions Trading Scheme]  from becoming law as it will fail to make emission cuts necessary to stop the climate emergency.  Build community-wide action to demand green jobs, a just transition for industry workers and 100% renewable energy by 2020. Aim for stabilisation at 300ppm CO2 in the atmosphere and strong international agreement in line with what science and global justice demands.” [1, 2].

[1]. Greenlivingpedia, “Australian Climate Action Summit 2009”: .

[2]. Climate Action Summit, “Our 2009 Campaign objectives”, 2009: .