Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Statements by Members
Australian Youth Climate Coalition
I would like to talk today about the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Australia’s largest youth-run organisation with 56,000 members. Three of those members came to see me this week, Basha Stasek, Roman Zethoven and Lawrence McIntosh. These young people are passionate about educating and mobilising young Australians to take action on climate change in their communities and schools and at the national level.
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is also calling for this parliament to commit to protecting the future for young Australians in a number of ways through: legislating for a price on carbon emissions as soon as possible; increasing our investment in renewable energy; and improving sustainability in schools through incorporation of sustainability as a fundamental part of the new national curriculum and through expanding the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative to more schools around Australia.