Provide funding for, and review legislation, guidelines, penalties and operating framework to enact carbon emissions legislation to:
- Prohibit resource extraction which is undertaken by force or stealth against current land occupants, unnecessarily and/or disproportionately contaminates the environment, and ensure any entity or individual responsible for damage to flaura and fauna is held appropriately accountable; understanding, of course, that current technology requires resource extraction for many industries and products, including renewable energy, and responsible and reasonable resource exploration is required for this and related purposes.
- Retrospectively close loopholes used to avoid accountability.
- Provide mechanisms for major carbon producers to adapt to changing environmental conditions and implement practical renewable energy strategies while retaining their workforce.
- Allow practical transition for any staff working in mining or related areas who request or require retraining to minimise or eliminate job losses as part of changing circumstances.
- Make it easier to provide rehabilitation programs for former mining areas.
- Provide practical building and consumption efficiency, and waste management.
- Encourage carbon producers to adapt alternative technologies.
- Implement practical, long term, national incentives to reduce, re-use and recycle.
- Implement practical, long term, national renewable energy programs.
- Develop energy efficiency program framework and guidelines which are adaptable to individual buildings based on geographical location and building surroundings.
- Develop renewable energy and recycling programs at waste management facilities to increase renewable energy usage and reduce landfill.
- Repopulate native flora in areas where it once existed and provide watering and feeding areas for fauna to encourage gradual overall rehabilitation in those areas.
Important questions to ask:
- What are the facts on climate change?
- What information are our current Governments using as the basis for their policies? is this information from a reliable, accurate source?
- How much time do we have?
- How can we minimise and reduce global climate problems which have taken decades to establish?
- What can we all do on an individual basis which will collectively have positive effect on our environmental impact?
- How can we change our immediate environmental impact to provide secure, safe nesting and feed areas for smaller native animals where practical, in areas where their habitat once existed and encourage flora to return to slowly bring back as much environmental balance as possible?