Dear Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester,
We the undersigned are calling on you to stand up for farmers in Gippsland by supporting strong action on climate in regional Australia.
Farmers and regional communities stand to benefit from the transition to a low carbon future. Gippsland is no exception.
Over the next 30 years we are going to spend an estimated $1 trillion on our electricity system, which opens up massive economic opportunities for our regional areas. With support, farmers and their communities can also benefit from biodiversity stewardship, sequestering carbon in trees and soil, hosting renewables, and more.
Right now the EU is drafting legislation that will penalise Australia’s farmers over climate inaction.
This is why we need you to show your support for the phasing out of coal-fired power plants in Australia, as well as a strong net-zero target and support for farmers in reducing their on-farm emissions.
Farmers in Gippsland are depending on you.