The Randwick-Botany Greens have reacted to the news of the historic Climate Change agreement in Paris by calling for our community to unite behind local response.
James Macdonald, Greens candidate for Kingsord Smith, has called on Randwick and
Botany Councils to rise to the challenge and find ways of reducing Council and community carbon emissions. He said,
“The political page should now change in Australia to reflect what collective governments of the world have agreed on in Paris overnight.
I call on Malcom Turnball to fully turn the Liberal party’s back on the climate change ideology of Tony Abbott.”
The Greens want and end to a reliance on coal mining for energy in Australia.
Mr Macdonald said,
“If the government is truly serous about tackling Climate Change it needs to place an immediate moratorium on constructing and expanding coal mines. It is a fact that catastrophic global warming is unavoidable without most of our fossil fuel reserves staying in the ground.”
Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson says that news of the global agreement in Paris has inspired him to seek the support of enough fellow Councillors to allow him to have another try at moving Randwick Council towards divestment from fossil fuels. Councillor Matson said today,