Earthworker Cooperative's Katherine Cunningham presented at the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) conference in 2020 looking at the the power and resistance of cooperatives - particularly for workers to own the means of production.
Together with the announcement of a massive A$2b loss due in part to ever-worsening extreme weather, fuelled by the burning of oil and gas, QBE’s updated Environmental and Social Risk Framework, released today, includes oil and gas targets which ignore the urgency of the climate crisis and are out of line with the Paris Agreement goal of keeping warming to 1.5 degrees.
The Court of Appeal in The Hague has today ( 29 January 2021 ) ruled in favour of Friends of the Earth Netherlands/Milieudefensie and four Nigerians on most points in an oil pollution case that was first brought against Shell in 2008.
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, to say the least. Although this year threw us a lot of curveballs, we are proud of what we have been able to achieve and we couldn't have done it without your support. Our members, organisers and worker-owners mobilised to support their communities throughout the pandemic and resulting recession. With the year coming to a close, we are reflecting on the past 12 months as a period of growth and resilience building.
Bushfire survivors and Friends of Earth’s response to Initial Assessment of ANZ climate complaint under OECD guidelines
Three survivors joined Friends of the Earth to accuse ANZ of misleading consumers by investing in fossil fuel projects.
Friends of the Earth Australia has joined a global coalition to release a “liability roadmap”: a first-of-its-kind tool outlining how local to global decision makers, including government officials, can hold polluting industries liable for the climate damage they knowingly cause, while unlocking climate finance needed to address the climate crisis and implement solutions.
In the past few years many people have contacted Earthworker interested in starting up their own worker co-operatives - and they are excited to announce the pilot program of a new course 'Starting a worker-cooperative'.