Climate & Energy Justice

COP 26: ‘Rich nations have kicked the can down the road’

The Conference of Parties (COP) climate negotiations in Glasgow has just ended. Climate science makes it clear that we are running out of time to avoid climate catastrophe and this COP was vital in terms of achieving global agreement to act to limit overall climate heating. 
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Climate & Energy Justice

Queensland Government may kill off Waratah Coal’s dirty new coal power station proposal.

On the 9 November 2021, Queensland Deputy Premier MP Miles notified intent to ‘Call In’ Waratah Coal Pty Ltd’s (owned by billionaire Clive Palmer) dirty new coal power station proposal. A ‘Call In’ will see the Queensland Government relieve the small outback council – Barcaldine Regional Council – of the mammoth task of assessing and approving the power station, and set the stage to end the development.
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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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Anti-nuclear

Don't Nuke the Climate press conference at COP26 in Glasgow

Sasha Gabizon, Executive Director of Women Engage for a Common Future hosts a panel on why nuclear energy is not a climate solution at COP26 in Glasgow.
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Indigenous Land & Rights

Australian Nuclear Free Alliance says no to nuclear submarines

A statement released by the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance on the 26 October 2021 regarding arrangements for the acquisition of nuclear submarines by Australia under the AUKUS pact.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Adani, India and COP26: How to support climate justice?

The British Science Museum has courted controversy for receiving sponsorship from Adani Green Energy, the Renewables arm of the Adani Group, for its new Energy Revolution Gallery.
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Land & water

India: Indigenous peoples demand ‘water, forests, land’ before coal

In Australia, the Wangan and Jagalingou’s “Standing Our Ground” movement on their traditional lands in central Queensland, against Adani’s Carmichael coal mine, is completing its third month. This assertion of sovereignty and culture comes after more than a decade of resistance to the contentious project.
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Land & water

Reflections on gender (in)justice

In compiling this edition, Chain Reaction asked activists to share their experiences of gender (in)justice and dismantling the patriarchy within the broader environment and social justice movement. Sarah Day shares her experiences in this Chain Reaction #140 article. Trigger Warnings: Sexual harassment, sexual abuse, systemic misogyny.
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Climate & Energy Justice

Online Stop Adani Rally: Adani Investors #DefundClimateChaos

The grassroots Stop Adani movement has called an online rally on Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:30PM AEDT to join the global push to defund the fossil fuel industry.
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Anti-nuclear

Small Nuclear Reactor, Huge Costs

Even by the standards of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the new report published by the country's most influential coal lobby on the subject of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) is jiggery-pokery of the highest order. Why would a mining industry body promote SMRs? After mining for some years — or at most decades — no company would want to take on the responsibility of decommissioning a nuclear reactor and managing high-level nuclear waste for millennia.
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