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“We can go our hardest”: Aussie farmers’ stories on world stage as Farmers for Climate Action heads to climate meeting

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AUDIO GRABS ATTACHED

7 December 2023

Farmers for Climate Action, an organisation representing more than 8000 Australian farmers, has launched a video at COP 28 in Dubai this week that is screening at the Australian Pavilion.

The video, which can be viewed on the Farmers for Climate Action website and on Youtube features farmers who’ve experienced recent droughts and floods, and the innovative solutions they’ve adopted to make their farms more resilient while reducing emissions.

One of the four farmers featured, Longreach grazier Jody Brown, called on leaders to make strong commitments to act on climate change:  “We can go our hardest to adapt. We can be part of the solution. We can reduce our emissions as an industry. We can help with all those things. It’s beyond time that we got a bit more organised at all levels of government. I would just really love it if I knew that everyone else was hustling too.” 

Farmers for Climate Action CEO Natalie Collard is travelling to COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates as part of an Australian delegation.

“It's a great privilege to represent our over 8000 farmer members who want strong climate policies, so that we in Australia and others around the world have a stable climate and a stable food supply,“ Ms Collard said.

“It’s really great to see agriculture play a more leading role in COP 28. It’s overdue in my opinion because agriculture is the sector most affected by climate change. We know that farmers are leading the way on emissions reduction and it’s time that coal, gas and oil did their bit too.”

Natalie Collard is travelling to COP and is unavailable for comment but has provided audio attached for radio grabs.

 

ENDS

 


Contact details:

For more information: Jacqui Street 0498 188 528 / jacqui.street@climatemediacentre.org.au

 

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