The Australian Parliament has a valuable opportunity to set in place a clear and achievable national response to the challenges of climate change that affect the lives and livelihoods of all Australians. The proposed reforms are realistic, evidence-based and are in Australia’s national interest. They present an opportunity to help mitigate risks of climate change, and support businesses and communities become more resilient to impacts that are now unavoidable.
Importantly, these reforms are supported by leading businesses and financial institutions because they provide a compelling economic opportunity: they will provide greater certainty for investors, support businesses to prepare for a changing future, and help position Australia more competitively within international markets.
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists