We have a global agreement on climate change in Paris – how cool is that!!! – 13th December 2015

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.

We have a global agreement on climate change - how cool is that!!!

We have a global agreement on climate change – how cool is that!!!

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.”

James Macdonald and his campaign team are joined by Greens Councillor Murray Matson to celebrate the Paris Climate Change agreement.

James Macdonald and his campaign team are joined by Greens Councillor Murray Matson to celebrate the Paris Climate Change agreement.

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,

All around the world local communities like Randwick Council are going to have to step up to the mark and find ways to contribute towards reaching the now agreed on reduction target for constraining global temperatures. Your local Councillors can do much more to divest Randwick Council from fossil fuels and it will be a priority for the Greens next year!”

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