Climate & Energy Justice

Linc Energy underground coal gasificiation plant guilty of polluting Queensland

Queensland energy company, Linc Energy, have been found guilty of polluting a significant part of the Darling Downs at their underground coal gasification facility.
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NEG energy plan has negligible impact

A new analysis from energy market analysts RepuTex shows the Turnbull Government's National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will have no impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
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New analysis shows most of Australia’s top companies have no climate plan

A major new study released today by environment finance group and Friends of the Earth affiliate member group Market Forces has revealed many of Australia’s top 100 companies are failing to improve their climate risk disclosure.
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Japanese Banks under international fire over Vietnamese coal finance

An international coalition of civil society organisations has written to SMBC, Mizuho and MUFG, warning of the risks associated with financing the 1,200MW Nghi Son 2 coal-fired power plant in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
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London bank funds doubly dirty coal plant in Vietnam

London based bank Standard Chartered is reportedly financing the 1,200MW Nghi Son 2 coal-fired power plant in Thanh Hoa province that will generate twice as much CO2 as the average power plant in Vietnam and is expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution three-fold.
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Renewable energy targets – Comparing Victoria's laws with the ACT and California

The Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET), now written into law as the Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017, passed the upper house in State Parliament on October 20. Elsewhere, other states such as the ACT and California have previously introduced renewable energy targets (RET) in their legislation. How does Victoria's legislation compare? Let's first look at Victoria vis a vis the ACT, and then California.
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Building a cross-party network to support the opening of Australia's borders to climate migrants from Pacific Islands

As part of its Climate Frontlines campaign, Friends of the Earth is proposing to mobilise Australian politicians around the promotion of solutions and safe pathways for climate migrants from the Pacific Island states.  
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How to respond justly to climate change displaced persons

Climate change poses an enormous threat to human security in the 21st century, with the most devastating impact predicted to be displacement and forced human migration.  
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Climate migration: No dignity in inaction

Environmental migration is not a new phenomenon. Humans have moved to adapt to the seasons, to find new resources, because of drought, soil erosion, or major natural catastrophies. But because of climate change, there are some new aspects about this  migration, not only the scale at which they are expected to be experienced, but also the origin of the natural hazards that force people to flee their homes.
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Global warming has a face

A fund raiser for the Carteret Islands Auction. Online only, from 6 til 23 December. Three talented artists from Fish Lane Studios in South Brisbane have donated stunning work to be auctioned to help raise funds to support the relocation of the Carteret Islanders from their Atolls to the dry land on Bougainville.
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