The Climate Rescue Accord Working Group is one of three groups presenting at the Climate Cooling Mini Summit, a free online event hosted by the Sustainable Living Festival:
Saturday 24 February
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The Climate Rescue Accord is now endorsed by the Animal Justice Party, Fusion Party, and the Australian Progressives Party. The Accord working group will present briefly on the Accord goals and workplan for 2024, including the political strategy. A panel discussion with the Accord working group will follow, facilitated by Mik Aidt. The Accord section of the Mini Summit is scheduled to start at 2:15pm.
The two other groups presenting at the Climate Cooling Mini Summit are:
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It’s difficult to distill the records that are falling annually, monthly, and daily in 2023, and impossible to comprehend the horror behind the numbers. Average global warming for 2023 has been announced as 1.4°C, up from 1.2°C in 2022. We are witnessing accelerated warming on the cusp of a Southern El Nino Summer.
Just some of the impacts include:
The Climate Rescue Accord’s scope of work includes the development of a comprehensive suite of policy options to underpin each of the 3Rs, reduce, remove and repair.
While some high-level policies are non-negotiable (such as develop urgent roadmaps to near zero for all sectors) details will vary. Some parties might focus on renewable energy plus storage and others nuclear; high tech forms of agriculture versus regenerative agriculture options; different government levers or economic models. We aim to capture all in the Accord’s policy options, with pros, cons, tensions and unknowns highlighted.
To build the policy suite, the Accord working group will be surveying experts and distilling relevant information. This work is huge and will continue through 2024.
Since our September livestream the Accord working group is getting the climate rescue message out to MPs, NGOs and the public across a number of strategies.
Getting the E-NGOs up to speed
Many politicians look to the big environmental NGOs (E-NGOs) for guidance on climate. Unfortunately, none of the E-NGOs advocate for stopping and reversing global warming. For example, the Climate Council advocates for reduce, which is just one piece of the puzzle to slow warming. The Climate Council does not advocate for remove and none of the E-NGOs advocate for repair (active cooling).
The Climate Rescue Accord working group has begun contacting Environmental NGOs asking them to advocate for all 3Rs. If you are a member or have a relationship with the Climate Council, ACF, WWF or FoE, please ask them to advocate for the full suite of actions required to stop and reverse warming.
Taking it to the streets
Rob Bates from Vote Climate One will be handing out Climate Rescue/3Rs pamphlets in Melbourne. Look out for a Grim Reaper in the vicinity of Elizabeth St.
On September 20, the Accord working group ran a livestream on the 3Rs. Big thanks to:
Here are links to the main sections of the video:
The Climate Rescue Accord started last June as a conversation on climate policy between individuals from different minor parties. The resulting Accord working group committed to:
The Accord working group understands that the path to stopping and reversing warming is the 3Rs:
The Accord’s goals are:
Reduce (Fast to zero emissions)
Repair (Active cooling)