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Australian cities declare climate emergency

by Futures Centre, Jul 3
1 minute read

The cities of Sydney in New South Wales and Hobart in Tasmania have recently become the first in Australia to declare a climate emergency in an attempt to communicate the severity of the situation. Through this step, the cities also hope to draw the federal government’s attention towards the looming threat and propel it into taking substantial action.


Following the declaration, both cities have set specific goals towards emission reduction in line with the Paris Agreement to reach a net zero scenario by 2050. The declaration is the first step towards planning a restoration of natural climate and tackling with the 1.5 degree challenge in the coming years. 



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