Climate & Energy Justice

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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Adani abusing and displacing Indian villagers to burn Australian coal at Godda

A recently released documentary shows how Adani is brutally dispossessing indigenous people from their lands, destroying farmers’ livelihoods and abusing human rights for its Godda coal power station
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Film Review: Michael Moore's weird world of renewable energy haters

Michael Moore's new documentary, Planet of the Humans' (POTH) has been watched by millions, and has attracted an extraordinary amount of commentary, since it was made freely available in April.1  Jim Green discusses the weird world it presents in Nuclear Monitor #886.
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Geoengineering threatens oceans

High-risk geoengineering projects are violating UN moratoria On World Oceans Day, members of a global coalition of 195 organisations in 45 countries are raising the alarm about the threat of geoengineering to delicate, life-sustaining ocean ecosystems worldwide. The Hands Off Mother Earth (HOME) Campaign today called on civil society and government officials worldwide to vigorously oppose marine geoengineering experiments.
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Work with us: Tipping Point Organiser & Campaign Strategist

This is a full-time employment contract with a duration of 12 months with Friends of the Earth Australia, ideally commencing in mid-July. Applications close: 5:00 PM AEST, 24th Jun 2020
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Leaked COVID-19 Commission report: Government should hit ‘reset ‘button and disband the Manufacturing Taskforce

Friends of the Earth Australia calls for the Morrison government to rule out public funding for fossil fuels after a leaked report from the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) urges using taxpayer money to underwrite a massive expansion of the domestic gas industry.
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Morrison to shift climate funds to carbon capture and storage

In a backwards move, the Morrison government has released the findings of the “King Review” into Australia’s emissions reduction policies, and has decided to open up climate funding to carbon capture and storage projects (CCS) and to big greenhouse gas emitters.
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