Economics for Earth

Responding to the Covid-19 Outbreak: A Blueprint for Climate Justice

In response to the economic impacts of the outbreak of the Coronavirus/ Covid-19, state and federal governments are now announcing rolling, large-scale stimulus packages to keep the economy afloat. These already total billions of dollars and are likely to be ongoing.  This is both a threat and an opportunity for the future of the economy, the climate and ecosystems at a time of overlapping crises.
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Economics for Earth

Friends of the Earth Australia statement on the Coronavirus/ COVID-19

The Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world overnight. Our priorities, at the personal, local, national and global level, must now be influenced by the need to contain and move past the pandemic. This means a massive investment in our communities and economies.
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Economics for Earth

Bushfire survivors call on banks to stop funding climate crisis

The Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action group has sent an open letter to the major Australian banks calling on them to stop funding new fossil fuel projects and to set dates by which their exposure to coal, oil and gas will be completely phased out, in line with 1.5 degrees of global warming.
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Economics for Earth

Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it's staggeringly expensive

The NSW Parliament's State Development Committee released its report into nuclear power last week. Conservative committee members recommended repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power, while Labor members want to retain the legal bans.
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Economics for Earth

FoEA Monthly News: March

As the year moves forward, our calender's bulge and FoE events overflow as we continue to fight for a transformed world.
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Economics for Earth

FoE Monthly News & Events - Feb 2020

Holding these difficult times in our hearts FoE continues to fight for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all, go hand in hand. Communities really are rising up louder than ever. Read our monthly newsletter for many opportunities to stand with us and get involved. 
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Economics for Earth

Bushfire survivors launch claim against ANZ under international law for financing climate change

Australian Bushfire victims, together with Friends of the Earth Australia, will launch a claim against ANZ under international law to hold the bank accountable for financing fossil fuel projects that contribute to the climate crisis.
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Economics for Earth

Stop Persecution of Russian Eco-Activists!

Friends of the Earth Australia stand in solidarity with environmental activists from three different regions of Russia struggling with three different issues who have been subjected to undue pressure. 
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Economics for Earth

Neoliberalism versus justice on Ecuador's mining frontier

In November each year BHP holds its Australian AGM. The world's biggest mining company recently has been using the opportunity to tell its hundreds of attendant shareholders how it is committing to a clean transition from being one of the biggest carbon emitters to one of the biggest providers of 'green' minerals for the renewable energy sector.
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Economics for Earth

FOEA News & Events: Dec 2019

What a huge and amazing year it's been for Friends of the Earth Australia! As we pass through our 45th year it has felt especially important to reflect on all the ways our network has expanded and evolved - we are thriving more than ever!
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