Climate Justice

Chain Reaction #122

Published three times a year, Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia.

The summer 2014/15 edition is now available on line. It has a feature on the attacks on environmental organisations in Australia that is being driven by right wing think tanks, some in the resources sector, and conservative politicians.

Build clean community energy, activists tell UN climate talks

CHECK HERE for updates on our work in Lima.

LIMA, PERU, December 5, 2014 – One week before UN climate talks conclude here, Friends of the Earth International activists urged the participating 195 nations to start building clean, sustainable, community-based energy solutions.

Australian fossil fuel companies in Indonesia. Whose gain, whose loss?

Stories from Indonesia's front lines fight against big coal!

As the G20 prepares to meet take advantage of a unique opportunity to meet, listen to and dialogue with campaigner Arie Rompas as he and others in Friends of the Earth Indonesia challenge the activities of “big coal” from Australia.

Date & time: Thursday 13 November, 5.15 – 6.45pm Venue: Justice Place, 5 Abingdon St, Woolloongabba (5 mins walk from Park Rd railway station or Boggo Rd bus station).

Latest climate science: we need transformation with equity

The final report in a year-long series from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released.

The report:

End Coal website launched

The End Coal site has been launched by a global alliance of environmental, social justice and health advocates who are concerned about coal’s heavy toll on human health, our natural environment and the planet’s climate.

Divestment Day is back!

We need thousands of Australians to join us on the 18th of October as we collectively tell Australia's big banks: you choose fossil fuels and your customers will choose another bank!

This is really is urgent. We've just had Australia's biggest ever coal mine approved and over the coming months, owners of new coal mines and ports will be looking to the banks for funding.

We need to get there first and tell Australia's big banks that if they fund these dirty fossil fuel projects, it will cost their reputation and customer base, as well as the environment.

Climate Summit: world leaders fiddle while planet burns

NEW YORK CITY, USA, September 16, 2014 – One week before world leaders gather here for their Climate Summit, Friends of the Earth International warned that the September 23 ‘talk shop’ will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of committing to binding carbon reductions.

The People's Climate March

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.

Warburton Renewable Energy Target Review "out of touch" and a disaster for jobs

MEDIA RELEASE – 28 August 2014

Friends of the Earth say the Warburton review of the Renewable Energy Target ignores the aspirations of Australians and would be a disaster for jobs and investment.

The Warburton Review has made two key recommendations that will devastate Australia’s renewable energy sector.

The Review recommends the Abbott government:

Super Switch

Market Forces and Australia are proud to launch Super Switch -

Have you ever wondered where your superannuation is being invested? Are you concerned about climate change and fossil fuel expansion?


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