Climate Justice

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?

PM Abbott’s plan to axe the Renewable Energy Target “out of touch” and a disaster for jobs

The Australian Financial Review report today that the Abbott government is considering “axing” the Renewable Energy Target—Australia’s flagship renewable energy policy.

Australia, it’s time to divest from fossil fuels

On the 18th of October, Market Forces and will to coordinate what’s set to be Australia’s biggest ever day of divestment action on fossil fuels! We’re calling on thousands of Australians to turn out at bank branches around Australia and publicly close their accounts in protest if the big banks won’t stop funding the dirty fossil fuel industry.

Get involved – sign up for divestment day by filling in the form on this page. We’ll stay in touch with details on event locations and resources to help you switch banks and make it count.

Unconventional gas, oil and coal mining threatens SA

Most of South East South Australia is under exploration license for Unconventional Gas and Oil. The South Australian government’s “Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in SA” outlines the government and industry vision to allow exploration and extraction of shale gas, coal seam gas and tight gas in 35% of the state. Tenements cover arid zone areas as well as populated regional areas, and important farmland.

Federal Government approves Queensland Carmichael Coal and Rail Project

Australia's biggest coal mine, the $16.5 billion Carmichael Coal and Rail Project in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has been given federal approval.

The Carbon price is gone - but what's next?

Well it didn’t go entirely to plan, but they got there in the end. Tony Abbott’s pledge to repeal the price on carbon finally got through the Senate today, with the support of Clive Palmer and his Party.

It is hard not to feel angry at a government that is so wilfully gutting the limited actions on climate change that had been put in place by the previous federal government.

But, of course, getting angry doesn’t change things. Getting strategically active does.

There are still aspects of federal climate action remaining, that we must work to defend (see below).

Funding coal ports on the Reef?

If Australia's big banks fund coal ports on the Great Barrier Reef, it could cost them a big pile of cash. Almost a quarter of a trillion dollars, in fact.

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