Petition for No More Bad Investments in Queensland
To the Parliament of Queensland
We petition you to enact legislation to ban all new investment in projects that contribute to global warming. Bans should apply immediately where safe alternatives are already available.
Climate impacts are already killing people and destroying ecosystems. Every new climate-damaging project you approve puts us all in even greater peril and makes recovery even harder. You are failing in your duty of care if you encourage or allow new projects that increase the risk of disastrous climate impacts. It is madness for us to allow governments to get away with putting us at risk. We deserve better.
As a first step, this ‘no more bad investment’ legislation should ban all new coal, oil, and gas projects within Queensland. No new coal mines. No new CSG projects. No new fossil fuel infrastructure projects.
The resultant market certainty would mean solar and wind energy, grid-level renewable energy storage projects, and energy efficiency programs would rush to meet demand with little or no financial incentive from government. Similarly, innovations in all the other climate-damaging sectors of the economy will emerge once there is legislative certainty.
There is no need to put our people and ecosystems at greater risk by allowing new investment in climate-damaging projects. We can power our state without sacrificing our future.
Please sign this petition regardless of whether you live in Queensland or not. Anything the Queensland government does that affects climate will affect everyone in all parts of Australia, and indeed anywhere in the world.
Australian Forests and Climate Alliance (http://www.forestsandclimate.org.au/)
Bimblebox Alliance (https://bimblebox.org/)
CACE – Community Action in the Climate Emergency (http://www.caceonline.org)
CORENA – Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia (https://corenafund.org.au/)
Environmental Justice Australia (http://www.envirojustice.org.au/)
See the Qld NMBI Action Kit if you’d like to help build community and political support for adopting No More Bad Investments (NMBI) legislation in Queensland.
See the Qld NMBI Talking Points for points to raise with your local state MP.
This petition to the Queensland state parliament focuses on just one component of the Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation program called for in our petition to all levels of government in Australia. State governments have the power to ban specific types of projects within their own state, so successful campaigns to have state/territory governments ban climate-damaging projects would achieve one of the aims of the nation-wide climate emergency mobilisation campaign.
If you’ve not yet done so, please consider also signing the climate emergency declaration petition to all levels of government at cedamia.org/sign.
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NOTE: We are no longer collecting on-paper signatures but you can still ask people to sign the online form above. If you still have some signed sheets not yet returned to us, our PO Box is now closed so please just email us a scan or photo of each sheet.
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