Make fossil fuel producers pay climate disaster levy

Climate change is making natural disasters like fires, floods, heatwaves and drought more frequent and more extreme. 

The Australia Institute is proposing a National Climate Disaster Fund, funded by a levy of $1 per tonne of all coal gas and oil produced in Australia to help pay for some of the increasing costs of these climate disasters.

A $1 levy per tonne of carbon pollution on fossil fuel production in Australia would currently raise around $1.5 billion a year for the National Climate Disaster Fund.

Climate related disasters already cost Australian households and businesses billions of dollars every year. The devastating Black Summer fires appear to represent a step change in disaster costs with initial estimates of over $50 billion for this single disaster. These costs will keep rising as fires, floods, drought and heatwaves become more extreme as a result of climate change, unless emissions are cut decisively.

The Australia Institute’s Climate of the Nation 2020 survey found most Australians (65%) support the introduction of a levy on fossil fuel exports to pay for the impacts of climate change, with only 21% opposed.

Read more about The Australia Institute’s proposal for a National Climate Disaster Fund, and the full report.

Add your name -->

To the Parliament of Australia --

Climate change is making natural disasters like fires, floods, heatwaves and drought more frequent and more extreme. 

These disasters are already costing ordinary Australians billions of dollars every year.

Every tonne of coal and gas mined in Australia ends up as more greenhouse gas being pumped into the atmosphere, fuelling climate change and making these disasters worse.

These costs will keep increasing as climate change gets worse.

We urge you to establish a National Climate Disaster Fund, funded by a levy on each tonne of all coal, gas and oil produced in Australia.

20,016 signed so far

Will you sign?

: :

:

:

:

:

:

: :

: :

:

:

: :

:

:

: :

Latest supporters

Sarah Jacob
Sarah Jacob signed 2019-12-18 14:13:29 +1100
Vincent Craig signed 2019-12-18 14:13:28 +1100
John Timmer signed 2019-12-18 14:13:26 +1100
Arno Mullbacher signed 2019-12-18 14:13:19 +1100
Peter Abrehart signed 2019-12-18 14:13:18 +1100
Trevor Omara signed 2019-12-18 14:13:17 +1100
Alan Nixon signed 2019-12-18 14:13:16 +1100
Jack Pockley signed 2019-12-18 14:13:13 +1100
Joseph Nihill signed 2019-12-18 14:13:12 +1100
Caroline Ambrus
Caroline Ambrus signed 2019-12-18 14:13:09 +1100
Francesca Stahlut signed 2019-12-18 14:13:06 +1100
Lincoln Turner signed 2019-12-18 14:13:00 +1100
Peter de Ruyter signed 2019-12-18 14:12:56 +1100
Guy Abrahams signed 2019-12-18 14:12:52 +1100
Brian Snowden signed 2019-12-18 14:12:52 +1100
Sallie Saunders signed 2019-12-18 14:12:48 +1100
Aidan Stewart signed 2019-12-18 14:12:48 +1100
Margie Rowe signed 2019-12-18 14:12:47 +1100
stephen mihaly signed 2019-12-18 14:12:46 +1100
Arnold Garnsey signed 2019-12-18 14:12:43 +1100
Andrew Lohrey signed 2019-12-18 14:12:43 +1100
Adam Broinowski
Adam Broinowski signed 2019-12-18 14:12:43 +1100
John Carter signed 2019-12-18 14:12:40 +1100
Donald Morrison signed 2019-12-18 14:12:31 +1100
Hannah Johnston signed 2019-12-18 14:12:30 +1100
Gio Jones signed 2019-12-18 14:12:28 +1100
John Sampson signed 2019-12-18 14:12:26 +1100
Rick Parkes signed 2019-12-18 14:12:26 +1100
Raymond Bellamy signed 2019-12-18 14:12:26 +1100
David Rice
David Rice signed 2019-12-18 14:12:17 +1100