It’s been a huge day! We’ve been on national news, seen a shake up of Australia’s biggest polluter and put the concerns of the health community front and centre of the climate and energy debate today.
We have been inside and outside the Annual General Meeting of Australia’s largest climate polluter, AGL, today in Melbourne and there’s been some exciting developments:
- AGL shareholders voted in new board directors which is a huge shake up. This is a fantastic opportunity to turn the energy giant, which has previously been a huge blocker of action on climate change, into a climate leader!
- Dr Margot Cunich represented our community on national news this morning as she was interviewed on Channel 10’s breakfast program, which you can watch here:
- We had a group of dedicated health workers and community members addressing shareholders and media outside the AGM, featured briefly in this Channel 7 news clip.
Dr Cunich and Dr Harry Jennens were featured in this article in the Australian Financial Review ($) and a lengthy article on Australian Resources
- Dr Cunich also led the questioning inside the AGM, forcing the AGL Chair to reflect on the inadequacies of their “Climate Transition Action Plan” to meet Paris-aligned targets.
Please help build on this fantastic exposure to build pressure on AGL for strong climate ambitions. We plan to present our open letter to AGL's new Board to demonstrate the depth of support within the health community for a strong renewable energy target.
Can you please email, SMS or tag on social media a health professional you know who cares about climate change asking them to sign the open letter?
We have drafted some text below you can use. Let’s try to reach 800 signatures by the end of the week!
‘Hi [NAME] I saw an open letter for healthcare workers and thought of you. The letter calls on Australia’s largest climate polluter, AGL, to replace coal with renewable energy by 2030 to protect health. We’re aiming for 800 signatures by the end of the week - if you haven’t signed it yet can you add your name at www.healthyfutures.net.au/agl ? Thank you!’
Your actions will help support health workers like Veronique who prepared this question for AGL:
Thank you for being a part of this passionate and effective Healthy Futures community!