Climate Action Firmly Back On Agenda

Queen Koala, EGCAN mascot and some picnicking climate campaigners

East Gippsland Climate Action Network (EGCAN) Media Release

EGCAN  celebrated easing of COVID restrictions with a picnic at Howitt Park on Sunday. Members were keen to raise awareness of imminent COP26 talks in Glasgow involving more than190 global leaders including Prime Minister Scott Morrison. With real commitments to climate action wanted by most world leaders, Australia’s Net Zero 2050 plan was seen as disappointing by the group assembled in Howitt Park. “It’s time Australia becomes a much more responsible contributor in solving the global warming catastrophe,” said a deeply frustrated member.

Congratulating the East Gippsland Shire Council for its motion of support for the PM’s announcement of a Net Zero Emissions Target was also topical. Discussion centred around a really positive message – that action on climate can bring so many benefits to us in regional areas. “As individuals we can all make an effort to create a safer world, but in our families, friendship groups and local organisations we can all initiate discussion, awareness and ultimately contribute to the change that is needed on a global scale,” commented Robyn Hermans.

EGCAN will continue its meeting schedule and peaceful lobbying whilst encouraging our community to become involved in other ways to get their own message of climate urgency across to government representatives.

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