A healthy and stable climate underpins all life on Earth, supporting nature and people alike. Our lives depend on the natural environment to deliver the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the clothes we wear and the products that create jobs and economic security. Our climate is now rapidly changing and threatening the people, animals and places we love.
What we now know is activities such as burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas, and cutting down forests is polluting our atmosphere and warming our planet, causing an increase in extreme weather events, sea level rise, and a warming and acidification of the oceans. Our precious wildlife and ecosystems can’t adapt fast enough.
The good news is we have the solutions – like solar energy from the sun. Our ability to innovate is boundless and exciting. These solutions will not just help us limit global warming, but will create a more sustainable, cleaner and better future for all.
WWF-Australia works with businesses, governments and communities to accelerate the solutions and speed up Australia’s transition to zero carbon pollution – ensuring Australia does its fair share and supports those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
WWF-Australia is committed to:
• Limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century
• Achieving net-zero carbon pollution in Australia before 2050
• Achieving 100% renewable energy in Australia before 2050, including 100% renewable electricity before 2035.