1 June 2011 – Twenty-eight religious leaders will meet Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, ministers and other MPs on 2 June to push for action on climate change.
They will urge the government to carefully consider the structure of a tax on carbon and to think more broadly about options for reducing carbon emissions, a statement from the group, which comprises Hindu, Uniting Church, Jewish, Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Jain, and Anglican representatives.
“Let’s remember what all the fuss is about,” says Bishop George Browning, Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network and retired bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra/Goulburn.
“Our generation has been given humanity’s last chance to avert a climate emergency. Our grandchildren will just have to bear with the results of what we decide to do now.”
Speakers at a public forum at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT from 6.30 – 8.30 pm the same day, will include the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Mark Dreyfus and Shadow Minister, Greg Hunt.