Tell the Government: Tackle Methane, Fix the Safeguard Mechanism

The Albanese Government is in the midst of intense last-minute negotiations over a critical climate policy: the Safeguard Mechanism. 

This is the best shot we have to get Australia’s biggest polluters, the Dirty Dozen, to actually pull their weight and reduce their climate emissions. 

Hundreds of Queenslanders have already spoken up, visiting Shell, Glencore and Santos Brisbane offices and emailing their MPs, asking for a strong safeguard mechanism which sets hard limits on industrial emissions and ends dodgy offset practices where fossil fuel companies can pay to keep on polluting. 

In these critical late-stage negotiations, we have a chance to push the Government to reduce emissions through tackling methane emissions from new coal and gas projects. 

Tell the Government to make sure that the Safeguard Mechanism forces fossil fuel companies to stop expanding and reduce their emissions. 

The Albanese government has committed to reducing global methane emissions by 30% by 2030. This is a great step towards our international climate goals, to limit warming to 1.5 C under the Paris Climate Agreement. To do this, we need strong regulation to accurately measure and reduce methane

The Safeguard Mechanism is an opportunity to achieve real emissions reductions through action on methane. 

Write to the Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen and your Labour representatives now to tell them we need a strong Safeguard Mechanism!

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