Climate & Energy Justice

Another Lloyds insurer drops Adani

Another Lloyd’s insurer, Apollo Underwriters, that is providing cover for the Adani Carmichael project has committed to not renewing or taking on any new policies with the destructive coal project.
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JOINT STATEMENT: Bushfire Survivors & Friends of the Earth say emissions reductions a litmus test for Royal Commission

JOINT STATEMENT: 27 October 2020Last week, former NSW Fire & Rescue chief Greg Mullins told the ABC that the bushfire Royal Commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions.Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action and Friends of the Earth Australia have added their voice to that position on the eve of the release of the Royal Commission’s final report.The groups say that the Royal Commission has accepted the link between climate change and bushfires, and says it is time to accept the implications this has for public policy."Communities across Australia have taken the full force of climate-fuelled bushfires over the past couple of years. All of the expert advice is that fires will get even more ferocious and destructive, and more frequent if we don’t reduce emissions urgently." said Jo Dodds, president of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action. 
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Stop Adani online rally: Lloyd's Insure Our Future, not Adani’s mine!

On Wednesday 28th October, people working for a safe climate future from around the world will converge at the Stop Adani online rally: Lloyd's Insure Our Future, not Adani’s mine!
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Commercial fishers and environmentalists join forces against new fossil gas

VICTORIA: Apollo Bay’s Southern Rock Lobster Fishermen and local climate action group OCEAN have joined together to support this year’s Student Strike for Climate’s campaign for NO NEW GAS. Over one hundred cray pots were used to spell NO NEW GAS at the Port of Apollo Bay over the weekend.
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Forum: Climate Change Challenges to the Sovereignty of our Pacific Atoll Nations

Pacific Islands Council QLD Inc. and Friends of the Earth Australia Climate Frontlines presents a forum on October 19th, with esteemed Pacific Climate Change Leaders.
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Angus Taylor’s ‘Technology Roadmap’ leads to catastrophic climate impacts

Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says Minister Angus Taylor’s “Technology Roadmap” will lead the country towards catastrophic climate impacts.
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Friends of the Earth say Morrison govt gas push “reckless in the extreme” amid deepening climate crisis

Community driven environment group Friends of the Earth Australia says the Morrison government’s push for fossil gas is reckless in the extreme amid the deepening climate crisis.
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Andrews govt’s renewable energy push keeps Victoria on track to zero emissions

Friends of the Earth welcomes the Andrews government’s 'VRET 2' announcement of a ‘market sounding’ for 600MW of new renewable energy capacity.
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Acting up! Recording FoE's 45 years of creative resistance

Em Gayfer – As part of Friends of the Earth's 45th birthday celebration in 2019, members of FoE Melbourne's Dirt Radio team came together with 3CR staff to host a retrospective hextory* radio series: 45 Years of Creative Resistance.
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How can we transition the fossil gas industry?

Jim Crosthwaite – With an unpredictable climate already upon us, achieving net zero emissions by 2050 is not enough. Half the world's emissions have been emitted in the past 30 years, and that "to keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius, about four-fifths of the known fossil fuel reserves must not be dug up and burned" (Aronoff et al. p.37).
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