About Safe Climate Australia
Safe Climate Australia aims to mobilise Australia’s extensive technological, economic and political expertise and resources in planning the transition of the Australian economy to zero net carbon, the sequestering of dangerous levels of existing carbon from the atmosphere, and in assisting the building of a global consensus for restoring a safe climate.
These actions will include:
- Identify and disseminate the most up-to-date and credible scientific evidence of the urgent need for emergency responses to restore a safe climate through reducing atmospheric carbon pollution.
- Identify and disseminate the most thoughtful and compelling ethical and moral arguments for emergency action to prevent dangerous climate change.
- Identify the key research priorities, gaps and tasks needed to produce an all-sector plan for transitioning to a zero-carbon economy as fast as possible at emergency speed, and undertake such work. This will include investment priorities and actions for all sectors of the Australian economy including energy, transport, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, housing, health and education. This work will also include identifying the investment and production targets, labour market and social programs, and policy implementation mechanisms needed to achieve a zero-carbon economy.
- Model the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of the most promising strategies for transitioning the Australian economy to zero carbon and for implementing large-scale sequestration of existing atmospheric carbon.
- Examine the social, psychological, organizational and political obstacles to, and accelerants of, this process, to determine the optimal approach to achieving the transition at unprecedented speed.
- Produce, circulate and seek broad feedback on an integrated, draft Australian Safe Climate Transition Plan.
- Work to achieve broad and strong support for the rapid implementation of the Australian Safe Climate Transition Plan.