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Rapidly worsening climate change is hurting our communities.
The Community Housing sector has been on the frontline of helping communities respond to the impacts of more intense and frequent bushfires, drought, floods, storms, and heatwaves.
This sector has seen firsthand the increasing devastation of climate change impacts on communities, to their mental and physical health, homes, jobs, the general quality of life and sadly the loss of life.
People experiencing financial or social disadvantage are impacted by climate change first, worse, and longest because they have access to fewer resources to cope, adapt and recover.
It is already exposing them to greater levels of harm and disadvantage and is posing a particular threat to First Nations communities and to the future of our young people.
It is clear that climate change impacts and a slow, poorly managed transition to zero emissions are a major threat to ending poverty and inequality, and our sector’s ability to support our communities.
Without rapid, fair and inclusive action on climate change, these threats will continue to worsen.
One hundred community sector organsiations from around Australia sign up for this historical declaration. You can read the declaration from this article.