Climate & Energy Justice

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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Climate & Energy Justice

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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Climate & Energy Justice

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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May 21: Marsh dump Adani Online Rally

We can't rally in the streets right now. So people are using some creative online tactics to pressure Adani's insurance broker Marsh ahead of Marsh's AGM on May 21 - this includes a HUGE rally.
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Geoengineers test planetary engineering scheme in Australia

In a shocking move, a small group of Australian geoengineers have defied an international moratorium on the deployment of geoengineering technologies.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Vic Energy Minister spot on - Time for Angus Taylor to get a move on with offshore wind laws

The Victorian government has stepped up its advocacy for offshore wind, with Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio telling the federal government to “put ideology aside”, stop delaying and bring offshore wind laws to Parliament. Friends of the Earth welcome the Minister’s comments, and says legislating for offshore wind is critical to pave the way for the sector, which could be a game changer for climate action and play a key role in post-Covid recovery efforts.
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