CLIMATE EMERGENCY NETWORK wants 100% renewable energy by 2020

The Climate Emergency Network (CEN) is a not-for-profit, non-politically-aligned network of community organisations who are campaigning for urgent action on the climate emergency (see: http://www.climateemergencynetwork.org/ ). Members of the CEN are individuals, groups and organisations who agree with and support the CEN Charter (see:

http://www.climateemergencynetwork.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=57  ): "The Danger We Face. We have examined the latest science (1) and symptoms of global heating. The imminent disintegration of the Arctic ice is an alarming indicator of rapid climate change. Our Earth is already too hot. Dangerous climate change is happening now, and accelerating. We are extremely concerned that the current targets in relation to reducing greenhouse gas emissions are dangerously inadequate and will expose our world to unacceptable levels of risk. The window of opportunity for effective action is rapidly closing. We need to act at a pace far beyond business and politics as usual. Our Core Values. We have no right to bargain away the lives of others. Our goal is a safe climate future for all people, all species, and all generations. What The Global Community Must Do. The Global Community must concurrently halt man made greenhouse gas emissions, remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and actively cool the Earth.Climate Emergency Network Objectives. 1 - All levels of all governments across the globe must recognise and work together to fulfill their responsibility to secure a safe climate; it is their moral and legal duty-of-care to their citizens. 2 - Underpinned by legislation, governments must lead a large-scale transformation to a post-carbon economy. 3 - Given the extreme urgency and enormous scale of transformation required, governments must acknowledge the climate and sustainability emergency, and implement a rapid response plan to urgently and effectively address it, whilst respecting basic human rights and freedoms. 4 - The community must be engaged in recognising and supporting the climate emergency. Therefore, we will work to engage citizens in taking responsibility for recognising and responding to the climate emergency.

The Climate Emergency Network supports  the resolution of The Australian Climate Action Summit in Canberra, Australia, 31 January – 2 February 2009, involving over 140 community Climate Action Groups (CAGs), 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: http://greenlivingpedia.org/Australian_climate_action_summit_2009 ).

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].

[1]. Greenlivingpedia, “Australian Climate Action Summit 2009”: http://greenlivingpedia.org/Australian_climate_action_summit_2009 .
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