**Note: Updates to the original Better Futures Australia Declaration, first published in 2020, were made in February 2022. You can view the original Declaration here and a comparison of what has changed here.**
The Better Futures Australia Declaration is a joint statement of support that brings together private and public sector leaders in taking ambitious climate action to ensure Australia is on track for a prosperous, climate-resilient zero-emissions future, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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We are Australian business and industry leaders, investors, local and state and territory governments, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, healthcare and social institutions, farmers, developers, unions, workers, artists, academic and cultural institutions, think tanks, and communities. Together, we are committed to leading by example and supporting Australia’s commitment to realise a net-zero emissions economy and society, in line with the Paris Agreement.
We commit to:
We, the members of Better Futures Australia, invite leaders from across Australia that are making serious efforts towards the realisation of a net-zero emissions society and economy to participate in this initiative and join us in helping to ensure our nation can, and will, meet its commitment under the Paris Agreement.
As the world comes together to address the current climate and health crises, we believe accelerating net-zero emissions opportunities is central to our economic recovery and to delivering better futures for us all.
By working together, we can harness the opportunities from investment in clean industries, including renovating and creating zero emissions buildings, transport, cities and regions; electrifying and innovating manufacturing; practising regenerative agriculture and producing carbon-neutral food; restoring land and protecting biodiversity; and creating new jobs in the regions that need them the most - building better futures for all Australians.
We can also seize the opportunity to become a clean energy superpower, via direct renewable energy exports and in future-proof industries like renewable steel, cement, aluminium and hydrogen.
Realising these zero-emissions opportunities is vital to the future health and prosperity of our businesses and communities, and to a stable climate that underpins Australia’s rich ecosystems, wildlife, bush, and oceans, and the healthy soils, air and water that we rely on.
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Visit our Signatories page to see who has signed the Better Futures Australia Declaration.
Launched in August 2021, Better Futures Australia is a partner coalition of the Alliances for Climate Action, collaborating with other domestic multi-stakeholder coalitions to accelerate the transition towards decarbonised and climate-resilient societies around the world.
Domestic partners include Investor Group on Climate Change; Climateworks Centre; Climate and Health Alliance; World Wild Fund Australia; Australian Conservation Foundation; Australian Marine Conservation Society; Nature Conservation Council NSW; The Sunrise Project; Australian Council of Social Service.
The path to a zero-emissions society and a better, healthier, more resilient future requires the traditional knowledge and leadership of First Nations Peoples. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land and the world’s oldest living culture who sustainably managed this Country for tens of thousands of years. Indigenous sovereignty of this land was never ceded.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Declaration
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