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Australia urged to act on climate change impacts


To mark World Environment Day (June 5) and World Oceans Day (June 8) 2014, Friends of the Earth urges action to address the rising tide of climate change impacts

Bank won't fund Abbot Point coal port expansion

You've probably heard the news! Deutsche Bank made an important commitment that they would not consider any request to finance the Abbot Point coal port expansion, due to UNESCO's concerns over its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Friends of the Earth slams $90m subsidy for Advanced Lignite Demonstration Project

Media Release – Friends of the Earth Australia

16th May 2014

Friends of the Earth today condemned the state and federal governments’ decision to allocate a $90 million subsidy towards the Advanced Lignite Demonstration Project.

Shaun Murray, Spokesperson on Coal for Friends of the Earth:

Communities oppose BHPs plans for massive expansion of coal mining in Indonesian Borneo

Friends of the Earth Indonesia has released a compelling new short film. Including testimonies from communities and civil society groups across Central Kalimantan and Australia's own Hunter Valley, it highlights the impacts of BHPs massive Indomet project and a proposed coal railway that cuts through the heart of the forests and wetlands of Borneo. 

IPCC report - the era of dirty fossil fuels is over

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has today released its report on climate change mitigation – how to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Chain Reaction magazine available on line

Chain Reaction is the national magazine of Friends of the Earth Australia. Issue #120 (March 2014) is now available - to read articles online click here, or to download as a PDF click here.


FoE launches the RET Road Trip

Today, FoE's Yes 2 Renewables campaign will launch its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip at the Hepburn Wind farm—the birthplace of community energy in Australia.

The visit to the Hepburn Wind farm is the first stop of an 11-week road trip to get a real understanding of the impact the Renewable Energy Target has on Victorian communities.

We’re visiting places that have benefitted from renewable energy projects or experienced the impacts of fossil fuel pollution.

New report: Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws cost Victoria jobs and rob regions of investment

Friends of the Earth (FoE) have released a new report detailing the economic and environmental costs of Ted Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws to Victoria.

The analysis shows that anti-wind farm laws introduced by former Premier Ted Baillieu has hit the wind energy sector hard, costing jobs and investment opportunities for regional Victoria.

Check here to download the report.


NSW government capitulates to anti-wind fringe

Media release March 20, 2014

The NSW Government has capitulated to anti-wind farm fringe groups by re-opening the development application process for previously approved wind farm projects.

The Victorian government wants a coal export industry

So, where should we build the next coal mine?

In spite of the disastrous fire that raged for weeks in a coal mine in the Latrobe Valley, the state government has refused to rule out its long held plan to greatly expand coal mining in Victoria.


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