The budget at a glance - what it means for climate action, and the one stat you need to know.
May 19, 2021
What Australia (and... you know... humanity) needs ASAP is a net zero emissions target, and a solid plan to get there.
In terms of the Federal budget, this would look like a BIG increase in spending on renewable energy (especially storage and transmission for when the sun ain’t shining). It would also mean big dollars for electrifying our industry and transport.
So... What did we actually get from the ol’ 2021-22 budget?
We like to focus on the good here at Greener, so here are the positives at a glance:
And let’s rip it off like a Band-Aid... here’s the bad stuff:
How is Australia stacking up globally?
Along with the devastation of Covid came hopes for a ‘green recovery”, as Governments around the world spent big bucks to keep economies going. But Australia has come out bottom of the class. We spent the least on green initiatives out of the world’s 50 largest economies. Sigh.
So! what’s next?
Step 1 – we're bringing Greener to more people over the coming months, to make sure that $100 out of every $100 is leveraged to fight the climate crisis! Make sure you're on our list for priority access, so you can use the power of your everyday spending to repair the planet.
Step 2 – it’s School Strike for Climate this Friday. We’re heading to the Sydney strike at Town Hall, and we hope to see you there!