Ahead of the global climate change conference in November, 100 community service organisations and charities, including Shelter WA, have signed the historic Community Sector Climate Declaration.
It calls on the federal government to commit to stronger emission reduction targets and fair and inclusive policies to cut climate pollution this decade, with clear agreement that 2050 is too late to protect people from more dangerous climate change.
Climate change will increase housing insecurity and the risk of homelessness, especially for people on low incomes and those experiencing housing stress. It is already exacerbating housing affordability challenges, in particular for people on low incomes who live in poorly designed and built homes by increasing utilities required for heating and cooling homes, thereby impacting household costs and budgets.
As a signatory to the declaration, Shelter WA reiterates its support for strong action to address climate change and calls for clear plans to achieve a rapid, fair and inclusive transition to a low carbon future.
You can read the declaration here.