Climate Justice

NGOs call on Aurizon to abandon GVK deal

Sydney 2nd July 2013

Civil society groups representing millions of members worldwide have sent Aurizon CEO Lance Hockridge and the Board an open letter urging it to abandon plans to buy GVK Hancock’s rail and port project and signalling an intention to use all peaceful means to stop the projects being built.

Banks urged to stop fossil fuel investments

More than 60 community leaders have signed an open letter to the big four banks, telling them - for the sake of avoiding runaway climate change - to end investments in fossil fuels.

Among the signatories are musicians including Claire Bowditch, Urthboy and Mark Seymour, award-winning writers, including Peter Carey and John Coetzee, religious leaders, artists, academics, scientists, health professionals, environmentalists and a two-time Olympian!

King Island community votes ‘yes’ to wind farm feasibility, rejects scare campaign

In 2012, King Islanders were trusted to determine the fate of a proposed wind farm. Today, the results of a community vote are in.

Despite an anti-wind energy scare campaign backed by wealthy NIMBYs and big PR, the community has voted for a wind farm feasibility study. The result shows that King Islanders won’t be fooled by anti-wind energy spin.

Coalition divided while Australians are united in support for renewable energy

MEDIA RELEASE - Tuesday June 18



Coalition divided while Australians are united in support for renewable energy



Climate change impacts in the Pacific - Australia must Act

June 8 marks World Oceans Day. The theme this year is “Oceans and People”.  

Friends of the Earth sees this as an opportune moment to highlight the way in which carbon pollution is undermining the life-supporting capacities of our oceans and magnifying their destructive potential. These changes are bringing dramatic impacts to communities who are reliant on the oceans for their livelihood.

Ocean changes illustrate stark reality of climate change

An opinion piece for World Oceans Day, June 2013

Ocean changes illustrate stark reality of climate change

Outlining the reality

Rally for Renewables, Canberra, June 18

Join us in Canberra on Tuesday and show your support for renewable energy.

position available - Climate Justice Campaigner


Employer: Friends of the Earth Australia
Work Type/s: Part Time (0.4 FTE), contract
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns,
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Applications close: 31 May, 2013.
Position title: Climate Justice Campaigner (REDD/Carbon Trading)

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One fossil fuel loophole closed, $10 billion worth to go

15 May 2013

The Government has closed one loophole, but missed the opportunity to remove $10 billion of fossil fuel subsidies from the Federal Budget and limit further climate change, according to ‘Paid to Pollute’, the alliance of environment and community organisations.

Everest 'Climbing for Climate Justice' Expedition Aims to Break World Records

A Nepalese expedition 'Climbing for Climate Justice' led by four-time world record climber Pemba Dorje Sherpa will ascend Mount Everest (Nepal) from May 10, 2013.
Expedition members [1] plan to reach the world's highest mountain peak (8,848 m) on May 26 in an attempt to establish several world records.

The expedition aims to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and the need for climate justice.

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