Local citizens showed overwhelming support for much stronger Australian targets for cutting carbon emissions at our stall at St Paul’s Anglican Church Fair in Canterbury on Saturday 9 May.

Fair-goers signed letters urging the Prime Minister Tony Abbott and local federal MP Josh Frydenberg to ensure Australia takes strong emission targets to the Paris meeting at the end of the year which will negotiate a new global treaty on climate change.

We found close to universal enthusiasm for targets in line with the advice from our top climate scientists and Australia’s premier scientific organisation, the Australian Academy of Science, that our emissions be cut 30 to 40 per cent by 2030.

Local citizens also enjoyed doing our new climate quiz and children at the fair relished the opportunity to contribute to a collage about special places that we love.