Climate Change Challenges to the Cultural Identity and Sovereignty of Pacific Atoll Nations - Conference July 2021
The Climate Change Network of the Pacific Islands Council of Qld Inc (PICQ), in partnership with the Climate Frontlines project of Friends of the Earth Australia are hosting an online conference on July 22 and 23.
Australia’s biggest polluter, AGL, has been fined $15,000 following a spill of toxic coal ash at Bayswater Power Station, only six months after it entered a $1 million ‘enforceable undertaking’ with the NSW EPA following a similar incident in September 2019.
Friends of the Earth Australia joins calls condemning the ongoing Israeli attacks on Palestine, including the outrageous targeting of women and children, civilian structures, the bombing of densely populated areas, and attacks on media buildings that threaten the international right to freedom of information.
The ALP says it would unlock billions of dollars in offshore wind to create thousands of jobs, demanding that the Morrison government bring offshore wind legislation to Parliament as ‘a matter of urgency’.
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.