Australia is blocking a global climate deal, and we need to act fast.
Next week, finance ministers from the OECD countries will meet to agree to stop financing coal power plants. This will be the last chance for a deal to restrict coal financing before the Paris UN Climate Summit.
This is a critical deal for a safe climate - coal power plants are the dirtiest form of electricity. Constructing new ones locks in decades of carbon pollution we can't afford. This deal would help shut down these dirty old clunkers and pave the way for increased investment in clean energy.
The deal needs to be agreed on by all 34 OECD countries. Right now only Australia and South Korea are obstructing progress.
Can you call Malcolm Turnbull and ask the PM to do better and support this vital deal for a safe climate?
(02) 9327 3988
When you get through to Malcolm's electorate office, you'll speak to someone from his office, be calm, polite and ask questions. Here are some talking points to help you through the conversation:
- Hi, my name is #### I'm from ####, I want to leave a message for the Prime Minister.
- The Prime Minister is currently blocking an important international OECD deal that could see an important end to finance for new coal stations in Asia.
- I don't want Australia to be a climate blocker, don't stand in the way of this historic deal.
- This deal is really important for securing a safe climate future, as we can't afford to see new coal-fired power plants come online, it's time for some serious investment in renewable energy and climate finance instead.
- If the PM is really differentiating himself from the former PM Tony Abbot on climate change then he'll support this climate deal
- Action on climate change is really important to me because...