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Coal Atlas 2015 released

Facts and figures show the environmental and social impact of coal production

Paris climate negotiations

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Is Australia ready to address the challenge of forced climate migrants?

Friends of the Earth Australia media release November 12, 2015

 

61 prominent Australians back no new coal mines

61 prominent Australians have signed an open letter backing the President of Kiribati’s call for a moratorium on new coal mines.

The letter, published in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, calls on French President, Francois Hollande and world leaders to put coal exports on the agenda at the 2015 Paris COP21 climate summit.

Bonn climate talks point to a weak Paris deal

BONN, GERMANY, October 23, 2015 – The final preparation session for December’s global climate summit in Paris is ending in disappointment and disarray today in Bonn.

The weak negotiation text, which is largely favorable to developed countries, points to a shockingly inadequate deal at the Paris talks. Developing countries opposed a non-transparent process, after an attempt to remove observers from some negotiation rooms.

Trans Pacific Partnership agreed

Friends of the Earth International 5 October 2015
ATLANTA, USA, October 5, 2015 – Today trade ministers from 12 countries negotiating the giant 'Trans Pacific Partnership' reached an agreement on a trade deal which sets the economic rules for 40 percent of the world economy.

Friends of the Earth warned that the 'Trans Pacific Partnership', or TPP, will threaten people and planet, if ratified.

Paris climate talks

Planetary emergency - a global problem needs a co-ordinated solution.

Government post 2020 climate target puts Australians at risk

Media release 11 August 2015

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National environment group Friends of the Earth Australia (FoEA) has condemned the federal government's proposed post 2020 emissions target.

Rally for clean jobs

On Saturday July 25th, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) will decide its policy platform at their National Conference in Melbourne.

Climate affects all working people. If the ALP wants to be the party of workers, it must show it has the spine to set goals that will deliver safe jobs, clean power and a fair economy.

Abbott govt's RET cut fails the community: Look to the states for renewable energy leadership

Late last night, the Abbott government's push to cut the Renewable Energy Target -- the central plank of national renewable energy policy -- passed the Senate.

"The Prime Minister's decision to slash the national Renewable Energy Target by 20 per cent means 3,680 less jobs by 2020," said Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth's renewable energy spokesperson.

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