The Australian Youth Climate Coalition

SUBMISSION: Make South Australia Cleaner and Fairer.

SUBMISSION: Make South Australia Cleaner and Fairer.

Sign on to our submission to the SA Climate Change Consultation to make SA cleaner and fairer. 

2,316 signatures
Goal: 3,000 signatures

Right now, we have the opportunity create a fairer, cleaner more just South Australia through taking strong action on dangerous global warming.

We want to see a just transition to a cleaner, fairer, job-rich South Australia that respects the rights of Aboriginal people, supports workers to transition from polluting industries into clean jobs, gives fair access to the clean economy to all, and leaves young people to inherit a safer, cleaner climate.

Thanks to everyone who signed on to our submission, you can read the whole thing here.

8 Ways to Make South Australia Cleaner and Fairer

  1. Make solar thermal with storage in Port Augusta happen creating new jobs for Port Augusta

  2. A roadmap to 100% renewable energy ensuring strong community co-benefits for Aboriginal people, local jobs and support for community owned renewable energy
  3. Fair access to solar and energy efficiency for all with targeted support for Aboriginal people, especially in community owned energy, low-income social housing and renters

  4. Set clear, enforceable carbon pollution reduction targets including net carbon zero on 1990 levels by 2050 at the latest, and set midway targets of 60% by 2025 and 80% by 2030

  5. Strengthen the right of Aboriginal communities to say yes or no to resource extraction on their land and sea country with free, prior and informed consent by enshrining and fully implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People in South Australia

  6. Commit to a moratorium and phase out of fossil fuel exploration in South Australia, including stopping oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight and shale gas exploration in the South East as priorities.

  7. Targeted support to communities affected by the changing climate, especially Aboriginal communities, people of low income, the elderly and people in drought affected areas.

  8. Create a roadmap for clean jobs with a focus on renewable energy, public transport, energy efficiency, manufacturing, social services and targeted support for workers and communities currently reliant on jobs in polluting industries.


Submissions are now officially closed for the consultation, we'll keep you updated with the results as they come through. 


Image Credit: Beyond Zero Emissions, Creative Commons