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.
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.
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.
Media release 13 December 2017 Environmental group Friends of the Earth has labelled ‘misleading’ and ‘irresponsible’, coalition and gas industry responses to today’s Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) updated report into the state of the nation’s gas market. In September the ACCC warned of a gas shortfall in the East Coast market, forcing the federal government in October to reach an agreement with major gas producers to ensure they would offer ‘sufficient gas to the domestic market’ on ‘reasonable terms.’
A Pacific participant’s perspective on the People’s Climate Summit at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany. Friends of the Earth Brisbane Climate Frontlines invites you to this special event on December 8. Come and join this important conversation with our presenter, Stella Miria-Robinson, on the impact of climate change around the world, climate justice and just transition, who was recently at the COP in Bonn.
After attacking renewable energy for months in the media, the Turnbull government seems intent on taking Australia backwards on climate change action. Their latest thought bubble the 'National Energy Guarantee' or NEG appears designed to cripple renewable energy and lock in subsidies for polluting coal and gas companies - something the community can and will never accept. If you live in Hobart, please join us this friday 24 November to show your support for renewable energy and the need for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels.
Friends of the Earth has won the Environmental Justice category in this year's Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards for conducting a campaign to build community resistance to the potential threat of fracking.
Michael Shellenberger was in Australia recently. He has been a prominent environmentalist (of sorts) since he co-authored the 2004 essay, The Death of Environmentalism. These days, as the President of the California-based ‘Environmental Progress’ lobby group, he is stridently pro-nuclear, hostile towards renewable energy and hostile towards the environment movement.
In a historic moment for Victoria's energy future, the Victorian Renewable Energy Target today passed the upper house in state Parliament and will become law. “This is a historic day for Victoria's energy future, and a victory for the community who have long made the case for the Victorian Renewable Energy Target” said Pat Simons, Friends of the Earth's renewable energy spokesperson.