Sign the petition to close the offsets loophole
The Gillard government has promised that their carbon trading scheme provides a ‘comprehensive plan for securing a clean energy future’. The problem is – it doesn’t! The scheme contains major loopholes which prevent it from addressing the climate crisis by driving the just transition to an equitable low carbon future.
The government claims its scheme will deliver a 5% reduction in greenhouse gases (from 2000 levels) by 2020. Treasury modelling shows that the government plans to achieve this reduction by buying almost 100 MtCO2-e of ‘offsets’ from overseas. The modelling shows that by 2020 domestic emissions in Australia are expected to increase by 12%.
Act now to call on the government to close these massive loopholes in the legislation.
Sign the petition here to tell the government here that the offset loophole in the legislation has got to go!