An Albanese Government will continue to build on Labor’s strong legacy of international leadership on environmental issues and work towards World Heritage protection for our precious natural and built assets.
Labor has a proud history of environmental conservation through the nomination of World Heritage sites, including the Daintree Wet Tropics in Queensland, Shark Bay in Western Australia, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory, the Gondwana rainforests in New South Wales, and the Tasmanian Wilderness.
An Albanese Labor Government will:
An Albanese Labor Government will give an annual ministerial statement on Australia’s effort in international environmental leadership, such as protecting whales, supporting an East Antarctic Marine Park, participating in CoPs for environmental conventions.
We will play an active leadership role in supporting negotiations towards both an international agreement on the High Seas and on Marine Litter and Microplastics.
Labor governments have played critical roles in international agreements in the past, including in the Montreal Agreement to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which were making a hole in the ozone layer, and partnering with France to stop the mining of Antarctica.
An Albanese Labor Government will commit to the High Ambition Coalition’s pledge to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030, which has now been signed by more than 90 countries.
Labor’s commitment to increase funding for the management of Indigenous Protected Areas is an important part of increasing the proportion of land under protection.