Climate Justice

Daring Banner Drop Highlights Napthine's Backward Stance on Climate Change, Energy

Monday, 6th May 2013
 
This morning, environmental group Quit Coal have unveiled a giant banner from the top of Flinders Street Station, calling on Premier Napthine to 'get off the coal train and get on track for renewables'.
 

Our Land, Our Water, Our Future — Beyond Coal and Gas

Three days of inspiring workshops and discussions

From Saturday 18 - Monday 20 May, 2013, in Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, NSW, communities from around Australia will gather for three days of inspiring workshops and discussion, to share experiences and to learn from one another under the banner Our Land, Our Water, Our Future — Beyond Coal and Gas.

The big banks are funding a huge problem

This morning, FoE affiliate Market Forces and 350.org Australia have released the report Financing Reef Destruction: how banks are using our money to destroy a natural icon.

The report identifies the banks that are doing the most to fund dirty coal and gas projects inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

To read the report and take action, please check here.

The role and influence of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in UN climate change negotiations

H.E. Ms Marlene Inemwin Moses is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations, and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

She gave this speech at the ANU as part of the Crawford Barton Lecture Series, on Tuesday 19 February 2013.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening.

Cabinet reshuffle a missed opportunity to split energy, resources portfolios


 

MEDIA RELEASE - 25 March 2013

The PM’s cabinet reshuffle is a missed opportunity when it comes to Australia’s climate and energy politics.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced Gary Gray as Australia’s new Minister for Resources and Energy, who will oversee the conflicting portfolios of energy and resources under one roof.

Australia: Our country or their quarry?

Today, Lock the Gate Alliance have launched our Call to Country. It's a call from the heart of this country, and the people who love it, to demand real action to restrict inappropriate coal and gas mining. Our new mapping shows that 437 million hectares of our land is covered by coal and gas licences or applications. That's more than half of Australia and an area 18 times the size of Great Britain.

2013 – time to stop the onshore coal and gas industry in Victoria

In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the state government to ban the use of dangerous BTEX chemicals and place a moratorium on the process of fracking for gas.

The moratorium will finish shortly and the government has made it clear it wants to see renewed expansion of the fossil fuel industry.

And our job just got harder - mining magnate Gina Rinehart has now bought into Victorian coal and gas exploration.

Let's talk about coal

We, the undersigned, call on Australia to cease the expansion of coal exports from this country and join efforts to prevent global warming running out-of-control and destroying lives and livelihoods here and abroad.

It is now well understood that heatwaves, fires, floods and droughts are expected to
become more frequent and more intense in the coming decades as the planet warms.

new project: 'Market forces' - shifting investment away from environmentally harmful projects

Market forces is a new project starting in 2013. It will enable the community to shift investment out of environmentally harmful projects, and into those that protect and enhance the environment.

UN Climate Talks: Urgent Progress Still Not in Sight

While delegates from around the world prepare to meet for the annual United Nations climate talks in Doha next week, Friends of the Earth International expressed strong concerns over the continued lack of progress by developed countries which are supposed to take the lead to stop climate devastation and avoid catastrophic climate change [1].

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