SPEECH (Labor Conference 2021): Environment

01 April 2021


This conference recognises that:

  • Three years ago, Labor committed to recognising a climate emergency. It is a commitment that we still hold. Action on climate change is a Labor value;

  • In that three years, action on climate change has only become more urgent after years of Coalition neglect, inaction and denial; and

  • Climate change poses an existential threat to our people, our environment, our jobs and our way of life.

Accordingly, conference resolves that:

Labor takes an emergency footing in tackling climate change, adopting renewable energy at a rapid pace in order to address the existential threat of the climate emergency and to reach Australia’s potential as a renewables superpower.