LEAN is a group of Labor members and supporters that celebrate Labor’s environmental legacy and campaign to ensure the environment is central to its future. Since LEAN was reinvigorated nationally in 2014, we have delivered many ground breaking policy outcomes. In 2015 LEAN put climate action back into the centre of Labor policy by delivering the Party’s commitment to 50% renewable energy by 2030 and the adoption of strong emissions reduction targets.
- Labor Environment Action Network
- LEAN North Coast (Facebook)
- LEAN Australia (Facebook)
- LEAN NSW (Facebook)
LEAN is running a campaign across the country calling on Labor to deliver ground-breaking reform, resetting how we care for the environmental health of our country. LEAN is calling for new laws and institutions that are strong enough to defend our unique environment in the 21st century.
Labor’s achievements in the environment
1973: Whitlam Government takes France to International Court of Justice in Nuclear Tests case
1974: Whitlam Government ratifies World Heritage Convention (sites protected now include Tasmanian wilderness; wet tropics inc Daintree; Kakadu; Great Barrier Reef)
Updated: 21 May 2018