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Council votes for solidarity with climate strikers

IEUA NSW/ACT Branch Council, and Environment Conference, recently unanimously voted in favour of a motion acknowledging the climate crisis and expressing solidarity with protestors.

The passed motion is as follows: 

 

We, the council of IEUA NSW/ACT Branch

  1. Recognise that climate change is a global emergency representing an existential threat.

  2. Acknowledge that climate change is already having negative effects in Australia and internationally, such as increasing severity and likelihood of climate events, more damaging bushfires, breaking of heat records and coral reef bleaching.

  3. Acknowledge that climate change will disproportionately affect working people and already disadvantaged communities and members of society, and it is vital that we strive together in a campaign for climate justice, as both an environmental and human rights issue.

  4. Express our solidarity with students who are engaged in taking action on Friday September 20.

  5. Will support students where it is safe, appropriate and ethical to do so.”

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