Protest on the release of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Exposure Draft Legislation. March 11.
5% is not enough
Protest on the release of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) Exposure Draft Legislation
When: Wednesday March 11, 2009 @ 8-8.45 AM.
Where: Federal Govt Offices Cnr Macarthur Stand St Andrews Place. (behind Victorian Parliament building)
The Government will release its exposure draft CPRS carbon trading bill on Tuesday, March 10, with Climate Change Minister Penny Wong seeking its immediate referral to the Labor-dominated Senate standing committee on economics.
The CPRS will mean big polluters will cash in while the climate problem will remain unsolved.
Come along to the federal government offices in Melbourne to show the government we want real action on climate change; for this to happen, the CPRS must not be allowed to pass.
If the CPRS passes we will be locked into a pathetic 5% emissions reduction target in the lead up to UNFCC negotiations in Copenhagen later this year. Effectively ruling us out of any global action on climate-change, and undermining effective global action.
This must not be allowed to happen!
Wear red and bring placards to help us state our point that we want real action on climate change:
â€˜CPRS: donâ€™t let it pass,â€™
â€˜5% = catastrophic climate change,â€™
â€˜Switch off the CPRS: switch on renewables.â€™