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Peter Holding

Third-generation wheat, canola and sheep farmer in southeast NSW



[My vision] for a better future for all Australians begins with communities taking control of their energy needs via a distributed renewable energy system.


Peter wants Australia to become a world leader in renewable energy supply, including green hydrogen.

Read more from our interview with Peter below.

Can you tell us about your work as Outreach Officer with Farmers for Climate Action?

We are a Farmer based community organisation working to help rural communities adapt and mitigate the impacts of global warming and its inherent climate change.

Why is your organisation taking climate action? 

As Hanrahan said in the poem by John O'Brien, "we'll all be rooned" if we don't draw down emissions and stop using fossil fuels.

Can you tell us about your commitments to climate action? 

We're working to get farmers to zero emissions by 2030, and also educating the wider communities of the costs of failing to get to zero emissions by 2030.

Is there a project you are working on that you are excited about?

We are helping rural communities to come together to take individual and collective action on climate change at all levels from personal to national.

What real-world opportunities have you uncovered from taking climate action today? 

Renewable energy offers great potential to improve farming communities and move away from fossil fuels; community engagement builds resilience.

What climate action would you like to see Australia take?

We want to see economy-wide zero emissions by 2030. It's time to get serious about preventing greenwashing and put in place a proper carbon accounting system based on acknowledging the false equivalence of fossil and biological carbon.

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