Economics for Earth

ANZ climate complaint ruling highlights need for Australia to follow other countries and pass new climate finance laws

December 15.  After almost two years, the Australian National Contact Point has made a determination on the international climate complaint by Bushfire survivors and Friends of the Earth Australia.   The complainants express their disappointment  that the determination finds ANZ’s practices are ‘consistent’ with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. Yet we note a number of important findings in the ruling that will support the development of climate litigation  in Australia and globally.   The Independent Examiner found that “Accordingly, each entity in that chain has obligations regarding climate change: government regulators (international legal obligations), businesses (due diligence obligations under the UNGPs and Guidelines), and individuals (eg. not to harm others human rights).”
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Economics for Earth

Statement on Treatment of Climate Protestors by Law Enforcement

On Monday November 22, Eric (Sergeio) Herbert, 22, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, 6 months no parole, for taking nonviolent direct action as part of the Blockade Australia mobilisation in Muloobinba / Newcastle. In the last two weeks, climate activists have been given charges that can carry 25 year sentences, and a local community environment centre, completely unconnected to the protest activity, has been raided by police.
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Economics for Earth

No one is safe until we are all safe. Vigil to demand global vaccine justice!

With the new Omicron strain of the COVID virus threatening the world and other ongoing COVID outbreaks, the need to end the global vaccine apartheid is more urgent than ever.    Less than 5% of people in most low-income countries have received COVID-19 vaccines, while rich countries are reaching 80% or more. Millions are dying while new more infectious strains of the virus develop.
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Economics for Earth

Queering the Earth, and Earthing the Queer: a radical conversation

This radical conversation was recorded and transcribed for Chain Reaction magazine between two radical, queer activists, facilitators and all round awesome folks who are part of the Friends of the Earth community. We will call them M & Z and use they/them pronouns for them both.
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Economics for Earth

Senate Backed Forced Labour Import Bill a Good First Step

 The shoes, electronics and products we buy often contain slavery or environmental destruction in their global supply chains. Some of Australia’s biggest mining and banking companies are implicated in abuses overseas and at home, yet these crimes go unpunished. However, momentum is building nationally and globally to hold companies accountable.
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Economics for Earth

Earthworker Newsletter - September 2021

As 2021 rolls on, news headlines continue to unmask the horrendous failures of our global power structures in providing safety and longevity for our species and the ecosystem to which we owe our existence.
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Economics for Earth

FoEA News September 2021

Welcome to our September newsletter, where you can find news, updates and events from the many faces of FoE. Thank you for your ongoing support, whether it's reading our content, volunteering, participating in our events or donating to keep us strong.  We couldn't do this without you.
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Economics for Earth

What's Next for Earthworker Education

Earthworker Education is gearing up for our next iteration of the work - to grow short courses that teach the WHY, WHAT and HOW of Co-operatives.  The two sessions that are set for Siteworks (with online back ups) starting at the end of September are prerequisites for the BOOTCAMP as it’s important that the foundations are set well.
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Economics for Earth

New poll shows most Australians support change to trade rules for fair access to vaccines for low-income countries

An Essential Media poll released today shows that 62 per cent of Australians believe the Australian government should support the effort to temporarily waive World Trade Organisation patent rules for COVID-19 vaccines to enable quicker and fairer access to vaccines for low-income countries.
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Economics for Earth

Corporate Cane Toad Award 2021: Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources receive Australia’s most toxic award

Rio Tinto and Mayur Resources were awarded the Corporate Cane Toad Award for their roles in contributing to environmental destruction and/or human rights violations worldwide [1]. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne after a month of public voting in which over 1000 people voted for the six companies nominated.  
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