Reason Australia Party Statement on the climate emergency and the ‘Climate Change the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)’ and the working party report 2022.
The world is now facing an unprecedented crisis from the climate emergency. There is consensus among scientists that unless we take immediate action we will very likely cause the end of all life on earth.
The Reason Australia unequivocally supports the findings and recommendations of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and the working party report 2022.
Reason Australia acknowledges that the climate emergency and unaddressed climate change is an existential threat to humanity and must be addressed with immediate action to halt all emissions immediately.
Reason Australia acknowledges the scientific evidence that makes it clear that climate change is undoubtedly influenced byhuman activity. Human influence on climate change is undisputed.
Reason Australia acknowledges that at 2°C of global warming, heat extremes would more often reach critical tolerance thresholds for agriculture, human and animal health and that this is intolerable for continued life on earth.
Reason Australia acknowledges that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in global gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.
Reason Australia commits to continue developing environmental policies that take the outcomes of the science driven, evidence-based IPCC report into account, and that all candidates for Reason Party Australia will if elected vote for and initiate legislation that will reduce emissions.
Reason Australia implores current and future governments to take immediate and long-lasting action that will reduce emissions to sufficient levels to remain below 2°C.
Reason Australia supports the fast electrification of all public and private transport, and the entire economy that also considers the responsible sourcing of materials, the mass movement of people and a work from home and shorter working week strategy to limit need for transportation.
Reason Australia acknowledges claims made by the IPCC statement that progress can be accelerated, and these goals canbe reached but only through purpose-driven collaboration between government and community, not-for-profit, and university sectors.
Reason Australia Policy Committee
Reason Australia 2022
Authorised by Reason Australia Secretary Emma Sinclair