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What about our islands? A community forum on climate change in the Torres Strait Islands

Wednesday 16 July and Wednesday 23 July

6 – 7pm

kuril dhagun, Lois Williams Room

State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane

The event includes screening of “Dire Straits”, a short film on Saibai Island, the video of an action by the Poruma (Coconut) Island community, and a panel discussion: Torres Strait Islander speakers & SBS reporter Stefan Armbruster.

For more information: Wendy Flannery wendy.flannery@foe.org.au or 0439 771 692

A Black History Month event.

RET Road Trip 8: Renewables Energy Target creates jobs, investment on Canberra’s doorstep

Friends of the Earth wrapped up its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip at the Capital wind farm on Thursday June 19—right on Canberra’s doorstep.

We’ve travelled over two thousand kilometres to speak with communities who have benefitted from renewable energy or have been affected by fossil fuel pollution.

Climate Proofing Your Investments: making your money fossil free

Are your personal finances helping to damage the climate? Chances are they are, without you even knowing it. Do you have a bank deposit? Are you a member of a super fund? Do you own shares? If so, your money is probably being used to finance the companies that extract, transport and burn coal, oil and gas and cause climate change. Emissions from fossil fuels are the main cause of climate change – threatening damage to ecosystems, human health and economies.

Global Wind Energy Day

Wind farms create jobs and investment, delivers drought-proof income for regional towns, and help tackle global warming.

Sunday June 15, Parliament House.

This is why we’re celebrating Global Wind Energy Day 2014. You're invited!

Australia urged to act on climate change impacts

MEDIA RELEASE

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.

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