Vote Climate success - now it's time for real climate action

Help our community support strong climate MPs

Australia has so much potential to be a world leader in clean energy – our politicians need support!

Even though Australia has world leading solar and wind resources, and massive potential for renewables-led exports, the major parties have been supporting gas expansion and are reluctant to move quickly away from fossil fuels.

Australia has been castigated for having the worst climate ambition in the UN, and the Morrison/Joyce government has begrudgingly made a NetZero by 2050 promise, but offered no extra resources, details, modelling or legislation. Australia’s pavilion at Glasgow prominently featured Santos, Minister Taylor was spruiking Australia as “a great place to invest in fossil fuels”. Prime Minister Albanese so far has refused to increase Labor’s inadequate 43% by 2030 climate targets, when following the science would suggest 75% by 2030.

It’s time to shift our politics

Even though our new government has much stronger climate targets than Morrison’s 26-28%, there is still strong bipartisan support for delaying the clean energy transition and expanding gas.

Climate changed our political landscape – lets make sure this drives climate policy!

The major parties vote went backwards as voters flocked to the independents and Greens, driven by concern about climate as their number one issue. We are now in a powerful position to support our new MPs in raising community concern about climate, and translating that into real climate action.

 

Let’s Vote Climate for our kids

Together with other local climate groups as part of the Kooyong Climate Change Alliance, we helped run the Kooyong Votes Climate campaign in 2019, sending a blue-ribbon Liberal seat to preferences for the first time in fifty years. We have just concluded our 2022 campaign, with the likely defeat of incumbents in target seats – Kooyong, Higgins and Chisholm. Now it’s up to us to support our new MPs, as we look forward to the upcoming Victorian State election in November.

Activities included:

  • Running candidate forums and events
  • Letterboxing a candidate scorecard to all of Kooyong, Higgins and much of Chisholm
  • Hosting Vote Climate fence signs, and handing out campaign flyers and scorecards.
  • Staffing pre-polling stations and many polling booths

If you would like to help support our new MPs, and shift votes for climate, fill out the form below, indicating your interests and skills.

Vote Climate campaigning in Kooyong

Time is running out – Australians want climate action now

Even the very conservative International Energy Agency has called an end to new coal and gas by the end of 2021. The IPCC’s most recent Assessment Report is a wake up call for climate action. Even in conservative electorates, the vast majority of Australians want a rapid transition to clean energy and increased climate ambition.

The window for action on climate is closing rapidly. The government must be forced to put the interests of Australians ahead that of large fossil fuel donors. That means strong electoral pressure, supporting clean energy and the shift away from coal and gas.

Kooyong Information Page

Kooyong Climate Candidate Scorecard info page

Visit our Kooyong scorecard information page to find out more about the candidates’ approach to climate action, and how they were scored based on their published policies.

You can follow the electoral results on the ABC’s Kooyong page here.

Chisholm Information Page

Chisholm Climate Candidate Scorecard info page

Visit our Chisholm scorecard information page to find out more about the candidates’ approach to climate action, and how they were scored based on their published policies.

You can follow the electoral results on the ABC Chisholm page here.

Higgins Information Page

Higgins Climate Candidate Scorecard info page

Visit our Higgins scorecard information page to find out more about the candidates’ approach to climate action, and how they were scored based on their published policies.

You can follow the electoral results on the ABC Higgins page here.

Vounteering at Prepoll with Kooyong Votes Climate

Donate to our Vote Climate campaign!

Let’s make climate the number one issue in Kooyong and surrounding marginals.
You can donate to our #VoteClimate campaign here.

Donate to #VoteClimate campaign link

Further Information

Lighter Footprints

Kooyong Climate Change Alliance (KCCA)

Along with partner local climate groups, Lighter Footprints is a member of KCCA.
LF is assisting KCCA in running climate conversations, pre-poll and polling day events as part of the non-partisan Vote Climate campaign in Kooyong. 

Higgins Climate Action Network (HCAN)

Lighter Footprints is a member of HCAN, which is coordinating the non-partisan Higgins Votes Climate campaign.

This page is authorised by Lighter Footprints Inc, Register Number A0095302A, Kew Victoria