CCA will be promoting/supporting the NSW No More Bad Investments (NMBI) campaign. (see petition below)
To the Parliament of New South Wales - We petition you to enact legislation to ban all new investment in projects that contribute to global warming. Bans should apply immediately where safe alternatives are already available. Climate impacts are already killing people and destroying ecosystems. Every new climate-damaging project that is approved puts us all in even greater peril and makes recovery even harder. It is a failure of a parliamentarian's duty of care to encourage or allow new projects that increase the risk of disastrous climate impacts. We all deserve better. As a first step, this 'no more bad investment' legislation should ban all new coal, oil, and gas projects and all new logging or clearing that degrades and destroys natural carbon sinks (including renewals of expiring regional forest agreements). No new fossil fuel exploration or extraction projects. No new fossil fuel infrastructure projects. No new wood biomass power generation. The resultant market certainty would facilitate the rapid roll-out of climate-safe alternatives in sectors such as the electricity sector where safe alternatives are already available, and underpin efforts to develop affordable climate-safe alternatives in sectors where an immediate ban is not yet practical. There is no need to put our people and ecosystems at greater risk by allowing investment in climate-damaging projects. We can power our state without sacrificing our future.