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ACF has voiced concern over the realities of climate change and worked towards solutions for 37 years, after first raising the issues in habitat magazine in 1974.
In 2011, ACF celebrated one of its greatest achievements as Australia joined 33 other countries in taking action on climate change by creating legislation to price pollution. Laws to put a price on carbon pollution passed through Australia’s parliament in 2011, and came into effect 1 July 2012.
The climate change debate has waxed and waned over the four decades since our article in habitat magazine, but ACF has consistently advocated for action on global pollution. During the past decade, a consensus emerged that the most effective way to properly encourage businesses to stop polluting was to introduce a carbon permit trading scheme: a price on pollution.
Whether you call it a carbon price, a carbon tax, an emissions trading scheme (ETS) or a price on pollution, it’s all about reducing pollution
We decided to throw our real might behind a price on pollution and in collaboration with several other dedicated organisations, we collectively represented over three million concerned Australians and created the Say Yes campaign, to price pollution.
Say Yes was designed to encourage Australians to embrace a price on pollution, and to counteract the misinformation of the nation’s biggest polluters and their supporters. The campaign swept across the nation and we finally priced pollution. The ‘Story of Yes’ video tells the story.