Strategies in Action

Call on ALL levels of government to do what is now necessary

Signature count details here.

Sign the petition! Enter your details in the form below.

NOTE: Please sign this three-level of government petition even if you have already signed our earlier Petition with Actions Data to the federal parliament. You won’t be double-counted in the national count but you will help build the signature count to other levels of government.


Things to do

• Encourage everyone you know to sign this petition.
• Share this Facebook post.
• Post this Tweet on Twitter.
• Share Ian Dunlop’s video presentation if your friends don’t realise why emergency action is necessary.
• See a broad-stroke picture of what a Climate Emergency Declaration and Mobilisation might look like here.
• Carry Climate Emergency Declaration placards at rallies and public events.

NOTE: We are no longer collecting on-paper signatures but you can still sign using 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.


National government

• Talk to your federal MPs and Senators, and ask for a Statement of Support.
— See the Actions page

State/Territory governments

• Talk to your state/territory MPs and upper-house members, and ask for a Statement of Support.
— See the Actions page
• Sign the No More Bad Investments petition to the SA government.
• Sign the No More Bad Investments petition to the Queensland government. Everyone can sign! Local climate-related decisions affect everyone.
• Sign the No More Bad Investments petition to the Victorian government.
• Sign the No More Bad Investments petition to the NSW government.
• Ask your local climate group to launch either a Climate Emergency Declaration petition or a No More Bad Investments petition for your own state or territory.
— See the Actions page

Local councils

• Talk to your local Councillors or to council candidates prior to council elections and ask for a Statement of Support.
— See the Actions page
• Find out more about the huge role local councils can play here.
• Check out the Community Action in the Climate Emergency (CACE) website. We collaborate with CACE on the local council level of the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign.

Households and individuals

Government-led resource mobilisation is only half of the solution. The other half is what you and I do. Individuals and community groups are already taking initiative and using their own resources to restore a safe climate.

Inspire others to do their bit! Answer a few quick questions in the form below to show everyone how many people are already taking climate action.

The chart below shows what others who have signed either the 3-levels of government petition (above) or the federal petition with actions data have reported so far:

*: The ‘Promote CED campaign’ action only has a few results so far because it is a recent addition to this list of actions.

Nine simple actions for reducing carbon emissions

• Minimise transport emissions
For example, walk, ride, take public transport, use an electric vehicle, avoid air travel. Instead, use video conferencing, skype for business, etc, whenever possible.

• Put your money into renewable energy
Invest in renewable energy, or donate to community solar projects – see lists of investment and donation opportunities at

• Divest – Move your money out of fossil fuels
For banks see, for superannuation see

• Power your house with clean energy
Install solar if you can, or buy renewables-friendly electricity. Disconnect from gas – see

• Be a conscious consumer
For example, buy only what you need, and buy things that last. Recycle. Upcycle.

• Plant trees
For drawing down excess carbon in the atmosphere. For example Earth Day, Trees for Life

• Eat less meat
For example, meat-free days, vegetarian, vegan

• Make your house energy efficient

• Promote the Climate Emergency Declaration campaign. This might ultimately prove to be the THE most important climate action you can take since governments have the power and resources to make the big changes we need.