16 August 2011 – Organisations in WA including churches and unions supported by national bodies have united in support of a price on carbon pollution and are calling on other West Australians to join them.
The group comprises the Conservation Council of WA, Uniting Church Synod of WA, Unions WA, Australian Youth Climate Coalition (WA), Anglican EcoCare Commission, the World Wildlife Fund, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, Oxfam Australia and the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia.
The group said in a statement WA was particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and with significant, untapped renewable energy resources had much to benefit from a price on carbon pollution and too much to lose from inaction.
“West Australians are already seeing the impacts of a hotter, drier climate on our water supplies, multi-billion dollar agricultural industry and on our unique environments. We want to ensure places like Ningaloo Reef and the South West Karri forests are protected for our children and grandchildren to enjoy as well,” it said.