On 17 April 2021, Bangladeshi police clashed with peaceful demonstrators at the Banshkhali Coal Power Plant in Chattogram, killing 7 workers. Friends of the Earth Australia join Friends of the Earth Bangladesh in condemning the use of lethal weapons against peaceful protesters.
From June 1 - 8, the #StopAdani movement is gearing up to finally put a stop to Adani's plans and end funding for all coal mines with a huge roadshow to mobilise supporters and get everyone active!
As Europe reaches milestone of closing half its coal power stations by 2030, Australian coal closure lags
The global trend towards decarbonisation reached a milestone today with the announcement that half of Europe’s 324 coal power stations have now closed, or announced a Paris Agreement-compatible pre-2030 closure date.
Australia has traditionally relied on coal fired power stations to meet its energy needs. This is now rapidly changing, yet the federal government refuses to accept reality. Up to five of Australia’s remaining 16 coal power plants could be financially unviable by 2025 due to a flood of cheap solar and wind energy entering the electricity grid.
Friends of the Earth member group, Healthy Futures, is looking for a Digital Organiser to join their team of healthcare workers and community members taking action to address climate change and related threats to health in Australia. Applications close 11:59PM, 24th January 2021.
Shell Oil, one of the biggest climate polluters in the world, finally faces court in December This is a potential game-changer because if successful, Friends of the Earth Netherlands historic climate case against Shell would rule that the oil corporation must reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 and to zero by 2050. This would have global repercussions that would extend to Shell's investments in Australia.
This is a statement by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, delivered at the Blue Pacific Futures Webinar on 3 November 2020